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CPD - Wire Support Solutions

The alternative to threaded rod – Innovate don’t replicate

As the construction industry becomes more focussed on installing products which offer performance, meet demanding safety standards and save money and time on site, we as manufacturer’s are obliged to ensure that architects, consultants, engineers and installers are presented with the correct options for consideration.

The content of this presentation addresses the issue of suspending services. For many years brackets fabricated from steel rod and channel have been used to carry services on projects, often with a “cut and paste” approach that they always work. We aim to address this with the information contained within the presentation which includes:

  • Looking at the traditional solution
  • Considering the wire rope alternative
  • The performance characteristics of the wire rope solution, construction and tensile strength
  • The practical and commercial benefits the solution provides, reducing prime cost
  • The material selection process, what the material options are
  • The various fixing solutions to the fabric of the building, how to maximise the system integrity and minimise the visual impact
  • Catenary solutions carrying services over large spans or cables within service corridors
  • BS7671 – 18th Edition 521.10.202, the safe support of cables in the event of a fire
  • Fire rated wire solutions, From F30 to F120
  • Addressing the issue of vibration within the bracket solutions.
  • Seismic bracing. What are the criteria?
  • Environmental benefits, reduced material content, reduction in embedded carbon
  • Technical support and accountability, complete peace of mind from concept to completion
  • Building Information Modelling, the information available in the required format.



The objective is to provide sufficient information to those involved with the design, specification and installation of building services and other suspended systems to allow them to replace threaded rod with wire rope safe in the knowledge that they will be installing a fully accountable system which will benefit them both practically and commercially by its use.

The presentation will be of interest to engineers and installers who are tasked with meeting shorter delivery dates on ever reducing budgets. Persons new to the industry and those who have many years of experience will benefit from receiving this presentation.

Please contact Tim Brown via the contact form below to arrange for this CPD to be presented

  • Discipline:
  • Architectural / Electrical / Mechanical
  • Location:
  • Client Premises
  • Duration:
  • 1 hour
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