ASTM A1085 was developed to improve performance issues related to HSS used in seismic and bridge applications and to make HSS more economical and efficient, raising the bar for construction—especially bridge and seismic design.
As I travel the country talking to colleagues, I get a lot of questions about A1085. Since some of the same questions come up time and time again, I thought it would be helpful if I wrote them down as part of a “Frequently Asked Questions” guide to A1085. I hope you find this FAQ helpful when designing with A1085 on your next project.
This year, Atlas Tube exhibited at both the North American Steel Construction Conference (NASCC) on April 17-19 in St. Louis and the ASCE Structures Congress on May 2-4 in Pittsburgh. Both conferences were well attended, with NASCC attracting nearly 3800 engineers, students, service centers, fabricators, detailers and contractors, and Structures Congress attracting around 1000 structural engineers, faculty and students.