What is at the heart of EXPAN? A series of innovative systems based on proven technology but taken to a whole new level.
The EXPAN range was borne out of a unique blend of academia, the engineering profession and commercial partners, all looking for a new way to address age-old construction challenges.
EXPAN Quick-Connect Portals provide an easy and cost effective way to fabricate and erect long-span engineered timber portal frames for single storey and industrial buildings.
Using the Quick-Connect technology results in simple and standardised knee, column-to-foundation, rafter splice and apex connection designs and minimises on-site erection times and costs.
EXPAN Frames and Walls provide an easy and cost effective way to connect long-span, large-scale engineered timber elements to form open plan multi-storey buildings.
Using the post-tensioned timber technology results in simple and standardised connection design and minimises on-site erection times and costs.
Horizontally post-tensioned frames in one direction can be combined with vertically post-tensioned walls in the other direction to provide structurally efficient lateral restraint to buildings in both directions. Alternatively, vertically post-tensioned walls can be incorporated in both directions, providing the required bi-directional lateral restraint.
EXPAN Quiet Floors provide a modular and cost effective flooring system for open plan multi-storey buildings. The floor systems have been developed to provide a robust structural solution, minimise inter-floor air-borne noise transmission and a dynamic vibration characteristic that is comfortable to occupants. Current Expan Quite Floors are Timber-Concrete-Composite (TCC) designs and future options will include all timber options.
Use EXPAN for…
• Easy and competitive connection systems
• The creative and aesthetic benefits of timber
• Speedy and cost effective construction
• Earthquake and extreme wind loading resistance
• Environmental friendliness
• Fire resistance
• Health and safety benefits
At the heart of our system