HSS Connections: The Top Things You Should Know Part 2

by Jelani Rucker on June 17, 2015

Okay. Moment connections is kind of like the big one when people start talking about HSS. I mentioned prequalified moment connections. There is this book, if you will, called "The Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications," or, as we call it, 358. That is basically a listing of connections...

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HSS Connections: The Top Things You Should Know Part 1

by Jelani Rucker on June 17, 2015

Part I of the top things you should know about HSS connections. Now we're going to talk about HSS connections. We're going to focus on ten things you should know about HSS connections. We're going to talk about a couple different subjects, more than ten, less than ten, however you look at it; but we're basically going to be talking about...

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Introduction to HSS Connections (Hollow Structural Sections)

by Jelani Rucker on June 17, 2015

Hi, I'm Brad Fletcher. I'm structural engineer with Atlas Tube, and today I'm continuing on with our video series on designing with hallow structural sections. And today we're going to talk about connections. But first let's kind of review and talk about what hollow structural settings are. Now, tube-like structures are a naturally occurr...

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Designing with HSS: Moment Connections 101

by Bradlee Fletcher on February 13, 2015

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. We want to change that. We want to educate industry professionals about the benefits of using...

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Introducing CAST CONNEX Architectural Tapers

by Jelani Rucker on October 29, 2013

It was a project Cast Connex was involved in about a year ago that really crystallized the need for standardized tapered ends for hollow structural sections (HSS) for use in architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS). The project is the Woods H*** Oceanographic Institution'...

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Designing with HSS: Truss Connections

by Bradlee Fletcher on March 12, 2013

Truss connections are connections at the panel points of a planar truss, and are designed as tension/compression connections. In this video I discuss the specifics of trusses with HSS, including joint types, fabrication costs, failure modes, design approaches, welding, and more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?fea...

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