The filigree design of the BESISTA® tension bar system, comprising rod anchors and tension bars and engineered to meet high standards of safety, is ideally suited for enhancing the aesthetic spatial impact of this remarkable feat of timberwork. Yet, high-quality features are not the only reason why ever more architects and designers are opting for BESISTA® tension bar systems. Their contribution to ecological and sustainable architecture is every bit as important.
Outstanding structures require extra-special products. This realization prompted Anton-Peter Betschart to devise and fabricate special anchors made from spheroidal graphite cast iron for blind assembly. The innovation was based on the findings and design data from his thesis entitled “Untersuchungen neuerer metallischer Gusswerkstoffe für Baukonstruktionen” (“Investigation into modern cast metals for structures”).