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Tendon Systems Barrier Cable

Tendon Systems has been one of the top concrete contractors and construction companies for more than 30 years. Operating at the highest levels of cutting-edge techniques, expert engineering and masterful project management, we are amply qualified to provide the best for our clients. Tendon Systems offers barrier cables for parking garages and other structures. As barrier cable constructors, this is one of the elements of work that requires exactitude and expert implementation. Pedestrian safety and your business liability are at stake.

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Tendon Systems Barrier Cable

 

 

Barrier Cable Services

Tendon Systems can offer a full range of barrier cable services. We are the only construction company that you need to offer to install secure barrier cable in your building. Tendon provides:

Fabrication and Delivery: Tendon barrier cable is fabricated in a PTI certified plant. Quality craftsmanship and specialized packaging ensure that you receive the best end product with no damage upon delivery.

Design, Supply and Installation: you can purchase this package so that you receive a turn-key product. Our P.E. engineered shop drawings, material handling are safely delivered on time. Job site handling and installation requirements are met by our licensed and qualified teams. We use only PTI-Level 2 Certified field crews and certified welders for our professional and timely jobs.

Engineering support: Tendon has a team of barrier cable engineers who both design your barrier system in accordance with the latest codes and ensure that all PTI recommendations are met. This includes guidelines for vehicle and pedestrian restraint, structural steel posts, intermediate supports, fencing, mesh and terminations. We have structural engineers who are registered and have decades of industry experience.

Technical support: Tendon Systems has field service technicians who are available for on-site assistance. They project manage system installation, stressing and sequencing. We provide all materials, equipment and installation services for your complete barrier systems.

Barrier Cable Projects

Tendon Systems has been hired by businesses throughout the country to implement expert barrier cable systems. Our work also includes:

  • tendon-post-tensioningFencing systems, which can be incorporated into your barrier cable system. These systems can be epoxy coated, vinyl protected or galvanized and offer a long-term solution for the highest level of security.
  • Barrier cable retrofits
  • Code upgrades
  • Restoration
  • Replacement
  • Specialty services

Tendon is a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). We know every cutting-edge technique, latest news and industry best for all of your barrier cable needs.

Barrier Cable Types and Sizes

Barrier cable for parking structures and other large-scale projects must be engineered in a very specific way. Success starts with the right product. Our barrier cable is most typically half-inch diameter strand. We can create other sizes, as the situation necessitates. Three kinds of barrier cable systems are:

  1. Galvanized
  2. Plastic coated

The most widely specified coating is Class A-ASTM A475 galvanization. Enhanced coatings include a zinc aluminum alloy ASTM B750 Galfan which offers 3 to 1 corrosion performance enhancement.

Whether your goal is aesthetics and function or function alone, Tendon Systems can strategize to provide you with the exact product you need for the highest safety and security.

Barrier Cable Anchorage and End Fittings

Tendon Systems provides standard end anchorages and specialized end fittings. Our qualified engineers understand the exact formulas to guarantee that our barrier cables can handle the right amount of force. 

Standard end anchorages are utilized where access for stressing is available on the back side of the terminating support. These anchorages may be either recessed into a concrete column or wall or surface mounted.

Specialized end anchorage components are available where access is not available on the back side of the cable termination. The end anchorage fittings and components may be protected through hot dip galvanizing (ASTM A153) or zinc plating conforming to ASTM B633.

All end anchorages and specialized end fittings allow for back stressing, an installation requirement of the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI).

 

Barrier Cable Systems by Tendon Systems is an engineered vehicular impact and pedestrian control solution that reduces the construction and maintenance cost of parking structures.

Tendon Systems Cable Barrier eliminates the need for costly structural members by utilizing durable, high-strength tensioned barrier strands.  Tensioned barrier cable resists impacts and springs back to its original position after impact thus avoiding the permanent deformation that other systems would incur.

Tendon Systems can design challenging and difficult projects while meeting our Client’s expectations, budget and schedule. Having in-house Registered P.E.’s enables Tendons Systems, LLC to offer innovative, cost effective engineered solutions for specialized applications.

Tendon Systems field service technicians will provide on-site assistance for system installation, stressing, and sequencing. Our field crews are PTI-Level 2 certified and we use only certified welders.

During the past 30 years our team has completed over 1,000 projects centered around barrier cable systems and services for vehicular and pedestrian restraint and safety protection.  Seasoned management leadership combined with a dedicated staff of experienced professionals provides our Clients with a reliable project partner who adds value from conception to completion.

Products Overview

Tendon Systems provides the following products and services:

  • Barrier Cable

  • Specialized End Terminations & Support Posts

  • Fencing

  • Galvanized Steel / Plastic Coated Products

  • Retrofits & Code Upgrades

  • Additional Services

  • Cable Types and Sizes

  • Anchorage and End Fittings

Tendon System offers Barrier Cable Systems in several coatings and corrosion protection levels depending on use and environment.

Our barrier cable is primarily produced with half inch diameter strand. Other sizes are available upon request.

There are three types of barrier cable systems:

  • Galvanized

  • Epoxy Coated

  • Plastic Coated

The most widely specified coating is Class A-ASTM A475 galvanization. Enhanced coatings include a zinc aluminum alloy ASTM B750 Galfan which offers 3 to 1 corrosion performance enhancement.

Epoxy Coated is used primarily for aesthetic purposes. It is more expensive than galvanized barrier cable.

Additional protection aesthetics can be provided with the addition of a 60 mil extruded sheathing of high density polyethylene which is hot melt extruded over wax coated cable. The HDPE sheathing can be manufactured in a wide variety of colors. Special ultraviolet, anti-oxidizing inhibitors are added during the process to ensure durability and weather resistance.

Fabrication and Delivery

Tendon Systems Barrier Cable is fabricated in a PTI Certified Plant.  Quality craftsmanship is our goal for every project.  Specialized packaging is utilized to avoid damage during transport.

Design, Supply & Install Package

Generally, Clients prefer this package since it provides sole source turn-key responsibility for the Barrier Cable System.  Tendon Systems will provide P.E. engineered shop drawings and handles all materials, delivery, job site handling and installation requirements.  Tendon Systems provides only experienced and PTI-Level 2 Certified field crews and Certified Welders.  Installation is professional and timely.

Engineering Support

Tendon Systems Barrier Cable Engineers will design the complete barrier system according to the latest codes and PTI recommendations for vehicle and pedestrian restraint including structural steel posts, intermediate supports, fencing, mesh and terminations.  Our Structural Engineers are Registered Professional Engineers and have many years of industry experience.

Technical Support

Our Field Service Technicians provide the Client with on-site assistance for system installation, stressing and sequencing.  Our turnkey design/build package consisting of all materials, equipment and installation services for the complete barrier system is the client’s preferred method of construction usually.

Mesh and Fencing Systems

Mesh and fencing systems can be incorporated into the barrier cable system to provide a long term security solution.  Mesh and fencing can be epoxy coated, vinyl protected or galvanized based on architectural deisgn specifications.

Wire Rope Handrail Systems

Tendon Systems can provide turn-key stainless steel and galvanized wire rope assemblies for architectural handrail applications.

Barrier Cable Retrofits, Code Upgrades, Restoration & Replacement

Tendon Systems Barrier Cable Division can retrofit the existing barrier cable system in your parking structure to meet updated building code requirements or to avoid a life safety issue.  Tendon Systems will even come in and replace or restore other company’s products that prematurely deteriorated.

Tendon Systems Structural Engineers can design new terminations and support posts to meet the newer and more stringent Code requirements.   Tendon Systems team of Engineers, Project Managers and PTI Certified field crews are your turn-key source for barrier cable replacement.

Traffic Coatings, Sealants and Specialty Services

Tendon Systems Superintendents and craft workers are also experienced in traffic coatings, sealants and other specialty services.  This work can be simultaneously completed during barrier cable installation which provides an acceleration of the total construction schedule.

As a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), Tendon Systems stays abreast of the latest industry trends and innovations with materials and methods to extend project durability.

Tendon Systems offers a wide variety of standard end anchorages and specialized end fittings.  Each anchorage is designed to handle the full guaranteed ultimate force of the cable although the actual design load is much lower than this.

Standard end anchorages are utilized where access for stressing is available on the back side of the terminating support.  These anchorages may be either recessed into a concrete column or wall or surface mounted.

Specialized end anchorage components are available where access is not available on the back side of the cable termination.   The end anchorage fittings and components may be protected through hot dip galvanizing (ASTM A153) or zinc plating conforming to ASTM B633.

All end anchorages and specialized end fittings allow for back stressing, an installation requirement of the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI).

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Tendon Systems offers Barrier Cable Systems in several coatings and corrosion protection levels depending on use and environment.