Schöck North America has launched an all-new 88 page website, www.schock-na.com, on its line of Isokorb structural thermal break (STB) products for high rise construction. Tracy Dacko, Marketing Manager says the new format is designed for easy access to essential information on STBs, which are utilized to thermally insulate concrete and steel structures that penetrate the building envelope.
Four application sections cover STBs for: concrete and steel balconies; concrete slab edges; steel canopies and beams; and concrete parapets and steel rooftop connections. Each section compares applications with and without STBs in terms of energy savings and prevention of condensation, mold and rust.
Corresponding product pages detail 12 STB types categorized by concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel or steel-to-steel connection methods, and offer technical PDF downloads on features, specifications and installation.
Separate case study sections on concrete and steel applications contain in-depth articles from interviews with specifiers involved in completed projects that incorporate STBs in low- to high-rise residences, office complexes, museums, universities and public buildings from four to 30+ stories.
Sections devoted to the individual interests of architects, engineers, developers and contractors/installers are provided with resources including: technical design services, general brochures, application brochures, technical articles, technical manuals, installation instructions, research reports, specifications, approvals/certificates, CAD/BIM library, code requirements, "lunch & learn" sessions, FAQs and "green building" trends.
"The new site adds numerous images, videos, animations and PDFs geared to first-time users of STBs as well as experienced specifiers accessing resources to expedite a project," says Dacko.
Schöck Bauteile GmbH, founded in 1962 by Eberhard Schöck, is the originator and world's largest producer of Structural Thermal Breaks, with over 10 million installations in 38 countries since 1983. The company's Isokorb product lines for concrete and steel construction simultaneously support and insulate structural penetrations in commercial building envelopes, reducing heat loss by up to 90 percent while preventing mold formation and improving the comfort of occupants.