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Steel Tube Institute FAQ Friday: HSS Encasing

Started by Atlas Tube in Availability Apr 11. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss the rehabilitation of concrete columns using HSS encasing in this week's FAQ Friday.…Continue

Tags: STI, encasing, rehabilitation, HSS

Steel Tube Institute FAQ Friday: HSS Telescoping Applications

Started by Atlas Tube in Connections Apr 4. 0 Replies

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

Tags: Connections, Applications, FAQ, HSS

Steel Tube Institute FAQ Friday: Round-to-Rectangular HSS Connections

Started by Atlas Tube in Connections Mar 28. 0 Replies

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

Tags: Applications, Connections, HSS

Steel Tube Institute Offer HSS Design Aids

Started by Brad Fletcher in Connections Feb 28. 0 Replies

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

EVENT: HSS Connections—Designing and Fabricating the Correct Way

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous Feb 26. 0 Replies

The 2014 NASCC: The Steel Conference will take place on March 26-28. This year,…Continue

Jumbo HSS FAQ - In which types of applications should one consider using Jumbo HSS? cont.

Started by Brad Fletcher in Uses and Applications Feb 26. 0 Replies

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

Tags: applications, hss, jumbo, HSS

Jumbo HSS FAQ - In which types of applications should one consider using Jumbo HSS?

Started by Brad Fletcher in Availability Feb 19. 0 Replies

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

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Jumbo HSS FAQ - How are Jumbo HSS different from regular HSS?

Started by Brad Fletcher in Miscellaneous Feb 12. 0 Replies

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

Tags: CSA, G40, A500, ASTM, HSS

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HSS Connection Solutions under Seismic Loading – for Moment Frames

Posted by Atlas Tube on October 17, 2013 at 11:25am 0 Comments

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…

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A Look Into SteelDay 2013

Posted by Atlas Tube on October 15, 2013 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Another SteelDay has come and gone, and, for the second year in a row,…

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Introducing CAST CONNEX Architectural Tapers

Posted by Carlos de Oliveira on October 11, 2013 at 10:29am 0 Comments

It was a project we were involved in about a year ago that really crystallized the need for standardized tapered ends for hollow structural sections (HSS) for use…

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HSS Connection Solutions under Seismic Loading – for Braced Frames

Posted by Atlas Tube on October 2, 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments

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…

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