Solid Ground Testing, New Zealand, BowTies.
CERAM CE Marking – New Build Wall Ties.
Consett House, Shear Testing.
University of Newcastle, Australia. Helifix Seismic wall tie testing.
Consett Test House, UK. Independent tensile testing for HeliBar.
2009 – 2011
University of Newcastle, Australia and University of Auckland, New Zealand. Programme of ongoing research into reinforcement of masonry structures to accommodate seismic loadings.
University of Newcastle, Seismic Testing.
CSIR Pretoria, South Africa. Local materials. HeliBeam testing.
Napier University, Scotland Research on Helifix connectors in timber.
Napier University, Scotland. Pull-out capacity of Helifix connectors in OSB. Structural Insulated Panel Systems.
Bridge Test for Southern Railway (Chennai Division), India. Dr A R Santhakumar.
Brno University, Czech Republic Continuation of solid brick beam tests.
Ove Arup & Partners. Numerical Simulation of masonry arch bridges.
3rd TRL arch test.
University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Lateral local testing of wall panel.
University of Silesia, Poland. Wallette shear tests.
Brno University, Czech Republic. Solid brick beam tests.
2nd TRL arch test.
Anchor Tests in AAC. Frank G Jones.
Soil & Materials Engineers, Inc., Plymouth, MI, USA. DryFix performance tests in different building materials.
Appraisal & Assessment of the fixing of delaminated and fractured render – Frank G Jones.
TRL test programme for the repair of masonry arch bridges.
Oxford Brookes University. TimTie performance in tension and compression.
BRE. Independent design method developed. Move away from BS5628 Part 2.
BRE beam tests. Investigation of behaviour and method of calculation.
Middlesex University. Tests on ‘Helibeams’. Performance three times better than code calculations.
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Tests of the mechanical characteristics of Helifix Ties. Use of Helifix ties to repair delaminated marble cladding. HeliBar and Helifix ties well suited for seismic applications.
University of Surrey. Performance of Helifix dowels in timber.
BRE Report 9A/22/1 on ties. Helifix first to meet performance requirements.
1985 - 1989
Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University). Tests of various wall tie systems.