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A Quick Recap of 2015’s NASCC: The Steel Conference

Atlas Tube NASCC Booth
NASCC Brad talking

Last week, Atlas Tube joined more than 220 exhibitors in Nashville, Tennessee for AISC’s NASCC: The Steel Conference. For three days, over 3,500 (a record-breaking year for attendance) engineers, fabricators, erectors and students were able to learn about structural steel design and construction, interact with industry peers and see the latest products in steel structures.

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6 Stunning Steel Bridges

Golden Gate Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Helix Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge
Lupu Bridge

Since the beginning of time, bridges have helped people (and their possessions) get from one place to another. An integral part of connecting populations and transporting goods, life without bridges would be quite difficult to say the least. 

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Student Day 2015: Introducing Deep Foundations to Engineering Students

Student Day 2015 Collage

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, we welcomed about 50 undergrad and graduate engineering students from area universities to our Atlas Tube plant in Chicago for our 4th annual Student Day.

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Driven-Pile Economics – Support Cost Based on Available Support

Pipe Pile Support Cost
Pile Support Cost Design Efficiency

As a continuing service to our clients, Atlas Tube routinely enlists the services of industry leaders in matters related to driven pipe piles.  This is the second in a series of topics provided at our request by Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group, Inc.

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Designing with HSS: Moment Connections 101

5 Things You MUST Know About Moment Connections

Designing with HSS can be a complex concept for the most experienced engineer or fabricator. In fact, it's likely that you have experienced some confusion while designing with HSS and the connections needed to maintain their structural integrity.

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