Tracklok Ltd have designed and developed a range of pre-engineered, off the shelf connections to seismically and structurally bracing non structural elements in commercial buildings.
The Tracklok range has been designed to secure partition walls in commercial construction projects. The Tracklok seismic partition tie (SPT-10) provides a proprietary unit that complies with building code requirements and ceiling manufacturers' warranties. With extensive testing and peer reviewed results, in conjunction with material testing, users of the Tracklok (SPT-10) can be confident that their internal fit out creations are structurally and seismically secure.
All Tracklok Ltd products have been developed using sound engineering principles and in accordance with the New Zealand Building Code. The performance and capacity of all brackets has been quantified by physical testing, while real world seismic events continue to prove the validity of Tracklok.
Tested with head track and full wall construction to provide confidence
Designed to secure standard steel, aluminium and timber partition walls and glazed walls.
Not applicable for supporting walls constructed from concrete, tilt slab or block.
Structural engineer and regulatory body must seismically approve configurations outside of specifications.
The unit and or bracing material must not be used as an anchor point or fixing point by associated trades.
Use of this product does not increase the seismic load capacity of installed ceiling grid.
Statement of Building Code Compliance
Complies to and provides compliance with AS/NZS 1170.5 and AS/NZS 4219
Provides compliance with NZ Building Code:
Clause B1 — Structure
Clause B2 — Durability
Clause F2 — Hazardous Building Materials
Contributes to compliance with NZ Building Code:
Clause F6 — Visibility in Escape Routes
Clause D1 — Access Routes
Tracklok installation specifications were developed to perform under the seismic loads for parts specified in NZS 1170.5 Section 8, as referenced by B1/VM1 of the NZBC
Tracklok has been extensively used throughout New Zealand for over three years. From the rebuild of Christchurch, to updating Wellington's building stock and in the building boom in Auckland's commercial sector.
Other Performance Attributes
Allows for 50mm of inter-storey drift
Allows for 90mm of in plane movement
Provides 20mm of springback (pulls the wall back in line after an event)
Can be used in plenum spaces up to 4.0m deep
Separates wall system from ceiling system
Preserves ceiling manufacturers warranty
Allows ceiling installer to provide PS3
Can be used as part of an engineer's specific design
The interior fit-out landscape is ever changing — there are new developments, and recent changes have seen that it is no longer acceptable to install internal partitions and sliding door systems that are directly fixed to grid and tile suspended ceilings without bracing.