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1. (WO2018039717) CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR CONNECTING A CROSS-MEMBER TO A VERTICAL MEMBER
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CLAIMS

1 . A connection arrangement for connecting a cross-member to a vertical member comprising:

at least one pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures, each mounting fixture being securable to a vertical member at a selected height spaced apart from the adjoining mounting fixture of the pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures, each mounting fixture including a support engagement formation; and

at least one cross-support configured to be secured between a pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures, the cross-support including at least two mount engagement formations which are configured to cooperatively engage with the support engagement formations of the respective pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures to mount the cross-support onto the respective mounting fixture, the cross-support also including a beam securing formation for securing a portion of a cross-member to the cross-support.

2. A connection arrangement according to claim 1 , wherein the mount engagement formations are releasably securable to the support engagement formations.

3. A connection arrangement according to claim 1 or 2, wherein one of the mount engagement formations and the support engagement formations comprises a mounting recess and the other of the mount engagement formations and the support engagement formations comprises a fixing member configured to be captured in the mounting recess.

4. A connection arrangement according to claim 3, wherein the mounting recess comprises a slot or channel formed in each mounting fixture.

5. A connection arrangement according to claim 3 or 4, wherein the mounting recess comprises a top or upwardly orientated opening into which the fixing member is received.

6. A connection arrangement according to claim 3, 4 or 5, wherein the mounting recess comprises a U or V shaped slot or channel.

7. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the cross-support includes at least one securing arrangement for fastening a portion of the mounting fixture thereto.

8. A connection arrangement according to claim 7, wherein the securing arrangement comprises at least one flange configured to overlie a co-operating securing portion of the mounting fixture, the flange and securing portion of the mounting fixture including at least one complementary aperture into which a fastener can be mounted to secure the flange and securing portion together.

9. A connection arrangement according to claim 7 or 8, wherein the securing arrangement comprises two spaced apart flanges defining a slot therebetween configured to receive therebetween the co-operating securing portion of the mounting fixture.

10. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein each mounting fixture includes an engagement section for engagement to a portion of the vertical member, the engagement section having a co-operating shape to the portion of the vertical member to which it is to be fixed.

1 1 . A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the cross-support comprises a plurality of interconnected elements.

12. A connection arrangement according to claim 1 1 , wherein the cross-support is formed from at least two spaced apart end elements interconnected by a cross-element, each of the end elements including a mount engagement formation and the cross-element including at least one beam securing formation.

13. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the beam securing formation of the cross-support is configured to fasten a portion of an end of the cross-member to the cross-support.

14. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the beam securing formation includes at least one flange configured to extend over and interconnect to a portion of an end of the cross-member to the cross-support.

15. A connection arrangement according to claim 14, wherein the beam securing formation are releasably secured to the cross-support using at least one fastener.

16. A connection arrangement according to claim 15, wherein the fasteners comprise a plurality of threaded joints, clamp joints, U-bolts, bolts, rods, threaded body, flange, or a combination thereof.

17. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the connection arrangement comprises a modular construction.

18. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, including at least two pairs of spaced apart mounting fixtures, each pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures being securable to a vertical member at a selected height and being vertically spaced apart on the vertical member, each pair of mounting fixtures including a cooperating cross-support.

19. A connection arrangement according to claim 18, wherein a portion of the cross-member, preferably an end portion of the cross-member, is secured between two vertically spaced apart cross-members.

20. A connection arrangement according to any one of claims 18 or19, further comprising a connector member, preferably flange connected between the two vertically spaced apart cross-supports.

21 . A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the mounting fixtures are attachable to or proximate to adjoining corners of the vertical member.

22. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the vertical member has a mounting face having two spaced apart vertical pillars interconnected by a panel, and each mounting fixture of a pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures is securable to adjoining vertical pillars of a vertical member at a selected height.

23. A connection arrangement according to claim 22, further including a panel engagement section comprising a panel mounting fixture secured to a portion of a panel, and a beam connection arrangement which connects a portion of the end of the cross-member to the panel mounting fixture.

24. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, configured from at least two releasably engagable sections which enable the connection to be deconstructed.

25. A connection arrangement for connecting a cross-member to a vertical member, the vertical member having a mounting face having two spaced apart vertical pillars interconnected by a panel, the connection arrangement comprising:

at least one pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures, each mounting fixture of a pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures being securable to adjoining vertical pillars of a vertical member at a selected height, each mounting fixture including a support engagement formation; and

at least one cross-support configured to be secured between a pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures, the cross-support including at least two mount engagement formations which are configured to cooperatively engage with the support engagement formations of the respective pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures to mount the cross-support onto the respective mounting fixture, the cross-support also including a beam securing formation for securing a portion of a cross-member to the cross-support.

26. A connection arrangement for connecting a cross-member to a vertical member, comprising:

a vertical member;

a cross-member;

at least one pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures, each mounting fixture being securable to a vertical member at a selected height spaced apart from the adjoining mounting fixture of the pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures, each mounting fixture including a support engagement formation; and

at least one cross-support configured to be secured between a pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures, the cross-support including at least two mount engagement formations which are configured to cooperatively engage with the support engagement formations of the respective pair of spaced apart mounting fixtures to mount the cross-support onto the respective mounting fixture, the cross-support also including a beam securing formation for securing a portion of the cross-member to the cross-support.

27. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the cross-member and the vertical member comprise structural members, preferably load bearing structural members.

28. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the cross-member comprises a beam, struts or bar and the vertical member comprises a post, pillar or column.

29. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the cross-member and vertical member comprise part of a moment-resisting frame.

30. A connection arrangement according to any preceding claim, wherein the vertical member comprises a column consists of at least three spaced elongate tubes spaced apart around a central axis, each elongate tube being interconnected to an adjoining elongate tube by a panel.