This system uses the company's Drill Bolts to anchor brick veneer walls to steel-stud backups. A power drill with socket drills a precise hole through the exterior sheathing and insulation from inside the building, installs the Drill Bolt, and creates a watertight, airtight seal. Competitive products require installers to saw through the insulation and patch the cut after installing the anchor. The Drill Bolt complies with Canadian and U.S. building code standards. Heckmann Building Products Inc., 800-621-4140.

The 2009 Most Innovative Products (MIP) contest, held in concert with World of Concrete, showcases innovation in the concrete and masonry construction industry. A total of 100 entries in 14 categories were submitted. Each entry was reviewed for their unique attributes and contributions to the concrete industry by the readers of Concrete Construction, Concrete & Masonry Construction Products, Masonry Construction, and The Concrete Producer; World of Concrete attendees; and a panel of industry experts.

Combining the results from text messaging and online ballots as well as expert feedback, this is one of the 2009 MIP winners relevant to Concrete Construction.