Tubular Connections

Atlas Tube’s senior structural engineer, Brad Fletcher, interviews industry experts to help make meaningful connections in the HSS, steel and engineering communities.

Have Your Tube and Bolt it Too

April 16, 2021

Ted Goldstein, structural engineer and inventor of Shuriken™ Structural Nut Keeper, joins Brad from Tokyo, Japan, to discuss how Shuriken makes HSS connections faster and easier. While HSS columns are the norm in Japan, welded splices pose a hurdle to adoption in the U.S. Shuriken allows for field-bolted column splices, simplifying the process and cutting costs.

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New Mill Coming Soon

March 11, 2021

Brad and guest John Chatterton, Vice President of Engineering Technologies for Zekelman Industries, provide an update on Atlas Tube’s new straight-seam ERW tube mill currently being constructed in Blytheville, Arkansas. The new mill will be rolling Jumbo HSS in larger sizes than previously available, and it’s all made in America for fast delivery.

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A Library of Connections

October 12, 2020

Brad is joined by Jim Moody and Jay Bawan of GIZA Steel, a leader in structural steel connection design software. At GIZA, they’re building an ever-expanding library of connection designs to help engineers be more efficient. Brad gets all the details on the software, HSS connections and what the future holds for GIZA Steel.

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In the Moment

April 22, 2020

Brad and guest Ryan Smith, director of SidePlate Systems, chronicle the history of SidePlate and how they came to work with Atlas Tube. The connections technology company has evolved and improved the way we design steel moment connections, making structures stronger and safer. Learn about their latest connection which they are unveiling at NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference.

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Atlas Tube Goes Virtual

April 20, 2020

Brad joins us from his home with an update during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we can’t meet in person right now, there are plenty of ways to stay connected with Atlas Tube like virtual lunch & learn sessions and virtual tradeshows. Brad gives a preview of what Atlas will be sharing at the upcoming NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference and shares his positive outlook for the future.

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Setting the Modular Standard

July 3, 2019

Brad heads to Troy, MI to visit Michael Bell, director of engineering for Z Modular, a modular building and technology company and the newest division of Zekelman Industries. They discuss the benefits of modular construction, the revolutionary VectorBloc, and how Z Modular helps building owners realize reduced time to occupancy.

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Keep on Learning

April 8, 2019

Brad speaks with Michael Gray, vice president of CastConneX, at the annual conference for the Structural Engineers Association of Utah. They discuss the research grants, fellowships and continuing-education opportunities available through the Education and Research Council for the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

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Overcoming Challenges

April 3, 2019

Brad has a discussion with Kim Olson, structural engineer with the Steel Tube Institute (STI) and FORSE Consulting. Kim shares her thoughts on the misinformation of the cost of HSS in the marketplace, her passion for educating on connections, and the tools and resources she’s helped create through STI.

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Industry Experience

November 21, 2019

Brad speaks with Tim Gilbert, structural engineer at TimkenSteel, about his involvement with the SEA and the NCSEA, engagement from the student chapters, and the challenges faced in structural engineering for industrial markets.

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Getting Educated and Making Connections

November 5, 2018

Brad speaks with SidePlate’s eastern regional business manager, Jason Hoover, about his involvement with the SEA and student engagement, as well as the benefits of using steel HSS in seismic applications.

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Let's Talk Steel HSS

October 25, 2018

Brad speaks with two AISC structural steel specialists, Matt Brady and Dennis Pilarczyk about steel HSS specifications and innovations.

 

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