Menlyn Maine Time square Arena

How Hilti X-HVB shear connector system was used to avoid costly welding and generator equipment

Menlyn maine in Pretoria, South Africa


In addition to being the new central business district in Tshwane, Menlyn Maine will also be the entertainment hub in the City. Sun International hasn’t chosen Pretoria for their latest Casino Entertainment complex for no reason. Menlyn Maine will include the new Sun International Time Square Casino and Hotel, the 8500 seater Time Square arena, the Capital Hotel, as well as all the dining and retail offerings from both Central Square and Time Square.


The seating structure consists of composite decks. The composite decks consist of a concrete slab, Bond-Lok steel sheet.The customer wants to avoid costly welding and generator equipment.


Hilti X-HVB shear connectors and a support steel section. The purpose of the X-HVB shear connector is to ensure mechanical connection between steel beams and concrete slabs. It is therefore designed to resist longitudinal shear forces acting between these structural elements, promoting composite behaviour. The customer purchased the Hilti X-HVB shear connector system in order to avoid costly welding and generator equipment. He further preferred the Hilti system because of the time saving advantages it offers.  

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