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Simpson Strong-Tie offers the pre-engineered MFAB anchorage assembly as an alternative to the MFSL. Pre-engineered solutions include additional concrete reinforcement to provide a complete solution meeting the 2009 and 2012 International Building Code requirements for both tension and shear. These solutions require that the column be installed in from the edge of the concrete, on either a slab or curb, and develop the full allowable shear capacity of the frame.
MFAB anchorage assemblies are fully assembled and include a template which allows easy positioning and attachment to forms prior to the pour. Inspection is easy since the head is stamped with the "No Equal" (≠) symbol for identification, bolt length, bolt diameter, and optional "H" for high strength (if specified).
Concrete must be thoroughly vibrated to ensure full consolidation of the concrete around the assembly.