WHAT IS EM-BOLT?
EM-BOLT® is a pre-fabricated boltable embed plate that eliminates on-site field welding when attaching steel beams to cast-in-place or pre-cast concrete. It was invented by a structural engineer to enable contractors and construction crews to work faster and safer. It is a simple yet impactful solution compared to the method currently used. It saves significant labor hours in addition to implementing higher quality and overall reliability of the finished product.
Contractors have embraced the use of EM-BOLT because it doesn’t alter the overall construction process. It eliminates time-consuming installation steps that workers dislike, while greatly reducing safety issues and the risk of human error. EM-BOLT has been rigorously tested by an ISO-certified lab, and is rated with a Factor of Safety equal to 6 times (F.S. = 6.0) the maximum load specified by the 2015 International Building Code.
“...using EM-BOLT embed plates has saved 32-40 manhours on an 11,000 square foot project. That time savings ripples through the rest of the schedule...”
— Brett Grimes
Stewart Construction, Inc.
Essex Jct., VT
“...the EM-BOLT Division has revised their details to offer Thermal Pads affixed directly to the EM-BOLT Plate, so when the concrete forms are stripped the Thermal Pads are already in place. This reduces labor costs, as the erector no longer needs to install the loose thermal pad..."
— Mark Dutton
Jeffords Steel & Engineering
“After working through the most efficient procedure with Tim and the fabricators, the installation of the framing to the EM-BOLT plates can be completed in 1/3 the time that fully welded connections require."
— Bill Michaud
“We particularly like the built-in energy efficiencies of the thermal break product used on our building and are glad that an off-the-shelf product is available to deal with this serious thermal bridging issue seen in many building designs.”
— Bill Gardner
Gardner Kilcoyne Architects