Atlas Observer

NASCC 2018 Wrap Up

by Bradlee Fletcher on May 8, 2018

NASCC 2018 (#NASCC18) hosted by the AISC, was held in downtown Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Convention Center. Another record crowd with over 5,000 attendees, the show featured more than 200 exhibitors and 100s of...

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Top Five Reasons to Use Composite HSS

by Bradlee Fletcher on March 7, 2018

Composite HSS, or concrete-filled tubes (CFT) as it is sometimes referred, is an underutilized form of design and construction that has several advantages.  The most common use is for columns supporting traditional steel framing or other floor systems such as Delta Beam with precast concrete planks. Let’s explore the top five reasons you...

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What the Spec: Minimum Yield of ASTM A500

by Bradlee Fletcher on January 22, 2018

You’ve designed structures with HSS products throughout your career and enjoy using them – whether it is their greater design properties in both axis, or how they are particularly suited for compression column applications, HSS’s popularity continues to grow every year. And whenever we have tours at one of our manufacturing facilities acro...

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Top 5 Features of the Atlas Pipe Pile App

by Jim Erhart on June 19, 2017

There is a lot to think about when you are working on a deep foundations project – from the type of soil you are facing to how far into the ground you need to drill to stabilize, the last thing you want to think about is which ERW straight seam pipe pile to use at the job site. That’s why we came up with a mobile...

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A Guide to A1085 (Frequently Asked Questions)

by Bradlee Fletcher on May 23, 2017

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....

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