Atlas Observer

Engaging the Industry with Digital Solutions

by Bradlee Fletcher on July 18, 2013

Engineers, fabricators and contractors are no strangers to filling in the gaps. Professionals in our industry use their knowledge and ingenuity on a daily basis to develop solutions for technical problems. However, sometimes filling the figurative gaps is where we lack. Topics missing establi...

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Designing with HSS: ASTM A1085 Specification

by Bradlee Fletcher on July 11, 2013

In this installment of Designing with HSS, I will introduce ASTM A 1085, the new hollow structural section (HSS) specification, and why it was developed. ASTM A 1085 was developed to address performance issues related to HSS used in seismic and bridge applications and to make HSS more economical and efficient, raising the bar for construc...

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HSS Under Blast Loading

by Jeffrey Packer on June 3, 2013

The blast resistance of buildings, and indeed much of our critical infrastructure, has become an increasingly important design element. Embassies, consulates, government buildings, petrochemical facilities and many key civilian structures are considering blast protection as a design fea...

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