Products Designed and Developed Specifically for tilt-up retrofit installations
Mercalli XII carries an extensive line of highly cost effective performance oriented structural components and systems that can be installed quickly and easily, allowing for the complete roofline retrofit of most tilt-up buildings, and other Ridged Wall/Flexible Diaphragm buildings of similar construction.
The general objective behind the enhanced load capacities, performance features, and installed quality associated with our products is to allow tilt-up buildings to be retrofitted to seismic design standards that exceed the basic life-safety performance level set forth in most building codes, and thus providing these buildings with a greater chance of surviving a major earthquake from functional and/or economic standpoint.
In addition to the standard products that we carry, we also have the ability to either modify these products, or design, develop, and test new products as may be needed for specific retrofit applications.
The XT Cross Tie
The XT® Cross Tie is a patented connection device that was designed and developed specifically for use in wall anchorage and diaphragm cross tie installations in tilt-up buildings.
Flare Strut System
The Flare Strut system was designed and developed for retrofit wall anchorage applications in tilt-up buildings, and provides significant capacity and performance advantages over conventional interconnected timber framed dragline wall anchorage systems.