Fixings and anchors round-up: pgb-Europe, Index, Eurotec, HECO & Hafren

LOADED WITH INNOVATION: This issue’s diverse anchor round-up summarises the latest in anchor technology, security and approvals from pgb-Europe, Index, Eurotec, HECO and Hafren… pgb’s S-IPT 8mm anchor is a screwed-in fixing strongly recommended for thick insulations. With its short embedment depth, it is a versatile solution for all base materials. The S-IPT 8mm is available with a plastic and metal screw with an over-injected plastic cap. The plate offers good stiffness for optimal holding of the insulation material. The S-IPH 10mm is a hammered-in fixing with very good pullout resistance and a very short installation time. It is also approved for all base materials and is available with a plastic and metal pin with an over-injected plastic cap. Accessories such as special insulation discs for soft insulations, like mineral wool, make the SMART insulation plugs suitable for all jobs. Meanwhile, pgb’s STY anchor is a special threaded insulation plug to fix light things to external insulation. The optimal design requires no pre-drilling and doesn’t cause damage to the plaster. Index has updated its range of Chemical Anchors with new products, assessments and a simpler, more intu...

NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Shooting Guards | Bleacher Report

In contrast with the discussion on point guards, there isn’t a lot of suspense regarding this question. After all, Michael Jordan’s closest competitor in the GOAT debate is a forward by the name of LeBron James. That doesn’t mean a list of the NBA’s 10 best shooting guards of all time doesn’t offer plenty of intrigue, though. There are legitimate arguments for three different players to snag the No. 2 spot. And this particular exercise caused serious consternation over who would be No. 10. Some omissions were analytically painful. The criteria here will be the same as that used to determine the top 10 point guards. It’s largely subjective but influenced by the advanced numbers available for a given player’s era. Catch-all metrics like box plus/minus (available from the 1973-74 season on) and win shares per 48 minutes came into play. And you’ll see pace- and playing-time-adjusted numbers (in the form of “per 75 possessions”). But intangibles have to be factored into these conversations as well. One final housekeeping note: We’ll consider Basketball Reference the arbiter of positional determinations for this piece ...