- Accommodates steel beams from W16 to W27 wide flange beams.
- Fits steel beams from W6 to W16 wide flange beams.
- The BP-SMALL can also be used for wood beams (with the addition of the wood bearing Plate WP-1).
- The BP-30 is typically used on residential and small commercial projects.
- For use with ICF blocks
- Same beam sizes as BP-SMALL above.
Click below to see the chart of beams which can be used with each beam pocket.
LIST OF STEEL BEAMS THAT FIT THE BP-LARGE, BP-SMALL and BP-ICF MODELS
LIST OF WOOD BEAMS THAT FIT THE BP-SMALL and BP-ICF MODELS
The Beam Pocket provides support for the dead weight of the beam before leveling and grouting.
The BP-SMALL and BP-ICF models come with a 1/4 in bearing plate. The bearing plate will support a point load of 3 kps or 3000 pounds of dead load - not design load - before grouting the bearing plate. This would equal a total unloaded dead weight of the beam at 6000 pounds - Max for 1/4 in plate.
The BP-LARGE model comes with a 3/8 in bearing plate. The bearing plate will support a point load of 5.1 kps or 5100 pounds before grouting below the bearing plate. This would equal a total unloaded dead weight of the beam at 10,200 pounds - Max for 3/8 in plate.
If you have a point load more 5100 pounds - (the weight of the beam is more than 10,200 lbs) give us a call and we can supply you with a 1/2 in bearing plate which will hold 9.1 kps or 9100 pounds each end. For a total beam dead weight of 18,200 lbs.
The Beam Pocket directly distributes the bearing load directly into the concrete with a vertical vector.
The BP-SMALL and BP-ICF models with a 1/4 in bearing plate and grout installed can support 124,800 lbs or 124 k.
The BP-LARGE with a 3/8 in bearing plate and grout installed can support 166,400 lbs or 166 k.
Heavier bearing plates can be supplied with the SMALL Model and the BP-LARGE Model.
Please have your structural engineer review the following:
a. The maximum point dead load on the pocket should not exceed the limits as indicated in Section 2 above. The design load limits should not exceed the limits in section 3 above.
b. The rebar pattern behind, to the sides and below the beam pocket should be designed by your structural engineer.
c. The expansion and contraction requirements of the beam to be placed in the beam pocket.
d. The type and strength of the structural grout to be placed in the beam pocket.
e. Verify that the size of the anchor bolts meet their requirements. The LARGE model uses 3/4 in dia anchor bolts. The SMALL and ICF models use 1/2 in dia anchor bolts. A307/ A36 .
Click on the link below for the assembly video of the beam pocket.
ASSEMBLY OF THE BP-LARGE Beam Pocket Model