Tyco International – Princeton, New Jersey

Covered Garden Walkway

CHALLENGE: Tyco International was a now-shuttered security company headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. Their headquarters featured a covered walkway with windows showcasing a scenic garden, but since much of the steel structure of that walkway would be exposed to the public, it needed to look as pristine and pleasing as possible. Once completed, the structure was planned to be painted white. That means welding could not have been possible without the damage welding made to the visible components. So, the structure needed to be built with materials that could make hollow structural connections without damaging the components being connected.

SOLUTION: Like in the case of any hollow structural steel connection that needs to be established without creating unsightly damage to the structure itself, the solution that LNA chose was a simple and effective one: BoxBolts. Using BoxBolts, each connection was made discreetly, which aided the uniform, clean look of the walkway’s steel structure. The BoxBolts seamlessly incorporated themselves into the design when finished with white paint. LNA supplied their ICC-approved Type C BoxBolts for use in the project, connecting the steel tube framing for the roof joints and walls. This meant the walkway could serve its purpose without its connection methods distracting from the outdoor beauty it was built to display. This also saved the project time and money by eliminating the need to hire a welding contractor.

ICC Approved BoxBolt® (Type C)

ICC Approved BoxBolt® (Type C)

  • Mild Steel to BS EN 10083 Grade 1.1151
  • Hot Dip Galvanized to BS EN ISO 1461
  • ICC ESR-3217
  • Acceptance Criteria - AC437
  • ICC Approved
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