Blind-bolt system, design and practice

Date, time & venue
2017-10-13;6:00 pm (registration) for 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm;Room N001, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon


(Organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction, Supported by Structural Division)


A design guide book published by The Institute of Steel Construction, U.K. on design of a new form of connection, namely as Blind bolt system. The BLIND BOLT is an innovative fastening device used in steel applications where there is no backside access such as hollow sections. The BLIND BOLT provides an innovative solution without the need for welding, or drilling oversized holes. Now, components can be successfully attached or detached without causing damage by simply using the Blind Bolt. The bolt is applicable to a wide range of sectors and including construction, railway, scaffolding, bridges and marine projects. The Bolt brings exceptional qualities to the market in that it has transcended the first generation of blind fixings to become a product that is changing the way architects and builders alike approach their designs. No longer is fixing into a girder cavity or box section a problem; the Blind Bolt not only saves builders time and hassle, but will also reduce construction costs as well. The ideas of innovative fixing will be shared in the seminar.


Julian Imm , Proprietor of The Blind Bolt Company, originally trained as a Marine Engineer spending 5 years with Texaco. He moved into product design and engineering in the Aerospace industry and was involved in the cockpit instrumentation designs for the first Airbus A300. This was followed by a number of years in the medical and safety equipment industries with a move into manufacturing systems and business management. In 1997 he started his business and have owned/managed a number of businesses with Blind Bolt being set up in 2000. Blind bolt is now an international brand with sales in every continent and over 20 master distributors worldwide.



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