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Barrier Cable Systems, Design, Engineering and Installation

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Barrier Cable installed & engineered in accordance with Post-Tensioning Institute guidelines.

Pacific Rigging Loft is Who The Winners Choose to Work With to Insure Their Barrier Cable Projects Turn Out Right.

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Barrier Cable Installation

We allway use a 1 X 7 Galvanized grade 270 wire rope for Barrier Cable

This cable will break on average at 41,000 pounds

Have Your Parking Structure Project Completed, Designed & Engineered Correctly.

The barrier cable approach to parking garage design is a beautiful idea when it is implemented properly.

Pacific has real world experience in this space.

Even if another contractor fudged up your barrier cable design project: we can probably come in and save the day.

They all look good to begin with but once your contractor realizes they are in over their heads: they may want out.

Save yourself the trouble and call us first if possible.

Advantage of Using Barrier Cable vs. Concrete walls or Fabricated Metal Guard Rails

Steel cable railing (grade 270) are less expensive than fabricated metal guard rails.  They use cable rail wire tension for stability, instead of traditional newel posts and balusters.

The virtually weightless barrier system results in structural cost savings throughout the project from foundations to columns to beams.

They incorprate natural daylight and provide green benefits.

Natural ventilation greatly reduces the need for forced ventilation systems.

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What Typically Goes Wrong:

Incorrect placement of embeds results in very costly delays.  Other parts of the project may interfere with the cable system.

How Pacific Barrier Cable Resolves These Issues:

By working very closely with cement and steel contractors we insure all aspects of the cable system work seemlessly together.

  • Design: The first step in barrier cable installation is to survey the site and design the barrier system. This involves assessing the building to determine the appropriate placement (through columns, face mounted or betwween columns) of the barrier cables and identifying any obstacles such as drain pipes, electrical or other factors that may affect the installation process.
  • Preparation: The next step is to prepare the site for installation. This may involve fabrication and placement of embeds, through column guides or support posts, and installing foundations or footings.
  • Installation of Posts and Supports: Once the site is prepared, the posts and supports for the barrier cables are installed. These supports can be made of various materials, including concrete, steel.
  • Installation of Barrier Cables: Once the posts and supports are in place, the barrier cables are installed. This involves attaching the cables to the supports using clamps or other connectors, and tensioning the cables to the appropriate level.
  • Finishing and Testing: Finally, the installation is completed by finishing any necessary details such as adding end terminals or transition sections.

It is important to note that the specific installation process can vary depending on the design of the barrier system, the site conditions, and other factors. Professional installation companies are typically responsible for designing and installing barrier cable systems, as these systems require specialized expertise and equipment.

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