Balcony connectors

HIT–MVX: symmetrical connection of cantilevered balconies

Planners, architects and building contractors all acknowledge that cantilevered building elements and balconies, which penetrate a building's thermal envelope, must also consider the insulation parameters of a project. Balcony connectors have to meet a wide range of criteria:

  • Effective thermal separation of the balcony slab to ensure a high-level of comfort in the building
  • Maximum fire protection requirements
  • Quick and easy installation to ensure construction deadlines are met

Additional Information

HIT Steel to concrete connections

  1. cantilevered steel balconies with HIT-SDV | HIT-SMV elements
    not illustrated – supported balconies with HIT-SZV elements

HIT Concrete to concrete connections  

  1. Cantilevered corner balconies with HIT-MVX | MVXL and HIT-FK COR corner elements and optionally HIT-HT supplementary elements
  2. Cantilevered balconies with HIT-MVX | MVXL | DVL elements resp. HIT-MVX OU | OD connections at height offset
  3. Supported balconies with HIT-ZVX | ZDX shear force connections and HIT-HT supplementary elements
  4. Loggia with HIT-DD | DVL | DDL connections for continuous slabs and HIT-ZVX shear force connections
  5. Roof parapet with HIT-AT connecting elements
  6. Wall parapet with HIT-FT connecting elements
  7. Cantilever with HIT-OTX connecting elements
  8. Wall with HIT-WT connecting elements

    not illustrated – beam connections with HIT-ST elements

Cantilevered steel balcony | © mmm ©

Cantilevered steel balcony

Cantilevered balcony

Cantilevered balcony

Corner balcony

Corner balcony

Base

Base

HIT STEEL TO CONCRETE CONNECTIONS:
 

HIT-HP SDV and HIT-SP SDV

  • For freely cantilevered steel elements
  • Transfers positive and negative bending moments and positive shear loads
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-[PF2] HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

 

HIT-HP SMV and HIT-SP SMV

  • For freely cantilevered steel elements
  • Element panels possible as interior ceiling
  • Transfers negative bending moments and positive shear loads
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

 

HIT-HP SZV and HIT-SP SZV

  • For simply supported elements to reinforced concrete slabs 
  • Transfers positive shear loads
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT CONCRETE TO CONCRETE CONNECTIONS:

 

HIT-HP MVX and HIT-SP MVX

  • Symmetrical connection of cantilevered balcony slabs or corner balconies
  • Transfers negative bending moments and positive and negative shear loads
  • HIT-HP MVX-ES and HIT-SP MVX-ES as product type for element slabs
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

 

HIT-HP MVXL and HIT-SP MVXL

  • Balcony connection for high loads in a cantilevered balcony slab
  • Transfers bending moments and high positive as well as negative shear forces
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP MVX-OU / OD and HIT-SP MVX-OU / OD

  • OU for height offset, balcony higher than main slab; upward wall connection.
  • OD for height offset, balcony lower than main slab; downward wall connection.
  • HIT-HP MVX-OU/OD and HIT-SP MVX-OU/OD – ES as product type for element slabs
  • Available as custom design also for balcony side
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP ZVX and HIT-SP ZVX

  • For simply-supported balcony slabs
  • Transfers positive shear forces
  • With straight or bent shear bars
  • Also without CSB for unrestraint connections
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP ZDX und HIT-SP ZDX

  • Symmetrical connections for simply-supported balcony slabs on columns
  • Transfers positive and negative shear forces
  • With straight or bent bars
  • Also with no CSB for unrestraint connections
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP DD and HIT-SP DD

  • Symmetrical connections for continuous ceiling panels or loggia
  • Transfers positive and negative bending moments and shear forces.
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP DVL and HIT-HP DDL

  • For cantilevered balcony slabs or corner balconies with high loads
  • HIT-DVL for transfer of positive and negative bending moments as well as high positive shear forces
  • HIT-DDL for transfer of positive and negative bending moments as well as high positive and negative shear forces
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm

HIT-HP AT and HIT-SP AT

  • Forms a thermal barrier between parapet and main slab
  • For selective use
  • Transfer of normal forces as well as positive and negative shear forces and bending moments
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP FT and HIT-SP FT

  • Insulated connections to form a thermal barrier between the main slab and a parapet or a corbelled parapet
  • Transfer of normal forces as well as positive and negative shear forces and bending moments
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP OTX and HIT-SP OTX

  • Thermal insulated connections for application between the main slab and a corbel
  • Transfer of normal forces and also of shear forces
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP ST and HIT-SP ST

  • Insulates cantilevered beams
  • Transfers high bending moments and shear forces in selected areas
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP WT and HIT-SP WT

  • Insulates storey-high, cantilevered shear walls
  • Transfers bending moments and shear forces in selected areas
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP HT1-3 and HIT-SP HT1-3

  • For transfer of planned horizontal loads and lifting moments perpendicular to the insulation line
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP HT4-5 and HIT-SP HT4-5

  • For transfer of planned horizontal loads and lifting moments perpendicular to the insulation line and lifting moments, if applicable
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP FK and HIT SP-FK

  • Thermal insulation element with fire protection function as filling element without transmission forces
  • Fillers for insulation of the joint between balcony and main slab
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT-HP FK-COR and HIT-SP FK-COR

  • For cantilevered outside corner balconies
  • Corner version consisting of standard elements and a corner panel FK-COR
  • Insulation thickness for HIT-HP 80 mm and for HIT-SP 120 mm

HIT STEEL TO CONCRETE CONNECTIONS

 

  • Thermal insulating fire protection material with material class A1 – non inflammable insulating material
  • Building Authority Approval including determination of the equivalent thermal conductivity (λeq)
  • Type tested
  • Corrosion protection - The stainless steels used correspond to corrosion resistance class III/medium

Versatile flexibility

  • Stepless vertical adjustment of the steel construction with inclined perforated plate
  • Robust box - weather resistance, reliable protection of the insulation material
  • Pre-fitted installation aid - as an aid for installation and adjustment on the formwork
  • HIT-SMV and HIT-SZV with intelligent bar layout,  ideal for use with semi-precast filigree slabs

HIT CONNECTIONS CONCRETE TO CONCRETE

Reliable installation

The distinct shape of the CSB-bearing means the HIT Insulated connections for balconies (HIT-HP/SP MVX, ZDX, DD, HT) are symmetrical. Installation is therefore independent of the main slab or balcony direction.

  • no confusion of installation direction
  • very robust, adapted to transport and installation conditions
  • element lengths for time-saving assembly

Fire protection

The standard HIT Elements fulfil the requirements for the highest fire protection classification REI 120

  • fire resistant thermal heat insulation material; A1 building material classification — non-flammable insulation
  • suitable for use as a fire-break in ETICS facades (Expanded polystyrene)
  • no mix-ups of elements with or without demands on fire protection

Reliable planning with international approvals

  • Europe: European Technical Assessment ETA-18/0189
  • CE marking
  • NL: KOMO Certificaat K 65049
  • U.S.: ICC-ES approval ESR 3799 

Approved Environmental Performance

The Environmental Product Declaration EPD provides transparent and comparable ecological data for ecological building assessment according to EN 15978. It ensures that the high demands on the ecological performance of the building are also met. With the EPD for the HALFEN HIT Insulated connection the necessary data for the sustainability certification of the building are available.

EnEV conformity with building authority approved Ψ-Values

DIBt approved Ψ-values are available to calculate the total energy balance.

  • available for all platforms — no installation required!

Passive House Institute certified

  • highest category certified “Certified Passive house component” for the HIT-SP ZVX Element with up to 24 cm slab thickness
  • certified as energy saving components starting with an insulation thickness of 80 mm for application in canti levered and simply supported balcony slabs

HIT STEEL TO CONCRETE CONNECTIONS

 

Geometry

  • HIT-HP High Performance 80mm thick insulation
  • HIT-SP Superior Performance 120mm thick insulation
  • Element length 25cm
  • Element height 18cm till 28 cm

HIT CONCRETE TO CONCRETE CONNECTIONS

 

Geometry

  • HIT-HP High Performance 80mm thick insulation
  • HIT-SP Superior Performance 120mm thick insulation
  • 25cm, 50cm und 100cm element lengths ensure efficient installation
  • REI 120 as standard; no additional costs

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