Portland, OR – November 6, 2008 – The heavy construction industry is increasingly recognizing the benefits of specifying ASTM F1554 anchor bolts for steel to concrete connections. F1554AnchorBolts.com is a new technical resource developed by Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company that clearly outlines the benefits of the new standard for construction applications. The content draws on the company’s 96 years of anchor bolt manufacturing experience to create an all-inclusive place for engineers, steel fabricators, and the fastener industry to find answers.
Created as a central source of information for this relatively new specification, the site goes beyond what is currently available online to provide information that is quickly accessible. The F1554 specification includes three unique grades: grade 36, grade 55, and grade 105; each represents the minimum yield strength of the anchor bolt.
“We’re excited to release our first micro site,” said Greg Lindsay, Portland Bolt’s General Manager. “We see a need in the industry to provide more education regarding the F1554 specification and felt a stand-alone site would accomplish this more effectively than burying the information on our main website.”
Early on, Portland Bolt recognized the importance of this standard as a way to simplify the process of specifying anchor bolts between manufacturers and end users. Since F1554 was written to only cover anchor bolts intended to connect structural steel supports to concrete foundations, it removes many questions that existed prior to its adoption. F1554AnchorBolts.com was designed to make ASTM F1554 anchor bolt information easily accessible. For many bolt buyers, specifications can be confusing and will often contribute to incorrect product being supplied. The site includes detailed profiles of all three grades, technical resources, examples of field applications, and an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section.