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Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss the rehabilitation of concrete columns using HSS encasing in this week's FAQ Friday.…Continue
This week, Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute examine the use of HSS telescoping applications.Question: Would a 5.5″ HSS telescope into a 6″x6″x1/4″, for on-site construction assembly?Answer:Square and rectangular Hollow Structural…Continue
Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute are answering the tough questions on HSS connections, design specifications, fire protection and more. Come by every Friday to check out new questions from industry professionals, followed by detailed…Continue
Steel Tube Institute has added a series of spreadsheets to their website that will serve as design aids for structural engineers. The spreadsheets focus on three specific types of connections: Shear Connection of a Wide Flange Beam to an HSS Column,…Continue
The 2014 NASCC: The Steel Conference will take place on March 26-28. This year,…Continue
Parking garages: Steel parking garages are becoming more common and cost-effective. There are many advantages to using Jumbo HSS as the columns in a steel parking garage. You can minimize the number of columns used because of their greater axial…Continue
Tall, unbraced columns: Jumbo HSS are suitable as columns with large loads and long, unbraced lengths. Consider building projects with tall story heights where a minimal number of columns is desired, such as large, one-story distribution centers,…Continue
Both Jumbo HSS and HSS are made from high-quality steel in a high-quality manufacturing process. The main difference is that the Jumbo sizes are bigger and were not readily available in North America until 2012. The other difference is that you can…Continue
Rigid moment-resisting beam-to-HSS column connections
There are a number of public domain connection solutions for moment-resisting frames under high seismic loading available as prequalified designs in AISC 358, however none…Continue
HSS Bracings to Gusset Plates
Detailed design examples for bracing-to-gusset plate connections in so-called OCBFs (“Ordinary Concentric Braced Frames” or those designed for a higher seismic force level with very little…Continue