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Steel Knowledge Blog2018-11-16T16:43:40-05:00

Beams with Web Holes

Building structures are designed to support a variety of pipes, ducts, conduits and other services. Efforts to reduce floor heights have led to these items being placed in the [...]

June 28th, 2019|

HSS Produced to ASTM A1085

ASTM A1085/A1085M, Standard Specification for Cold-Formed Welded Carbon Steel Hollow Structural Sections (HSS), was introduced in 2013 and was listed in CSA S16 Clause 5.1.3 for the first time in [...]

May 10th, 2019|

Seismic Corner: When Other Loads Govern

For practicality and economic reasons, codes are reluctant to enforce design for full elastic forces, especially where seismic forces are large. Inelastic design complicates the design substantially and has led [...]

March 29th, 2019|

CISC Design Modules – Module 2

Eccentrically Loaded Weld Groups The second module in CISC's Design Modules lineup, "Eccentrically Loaded Weld Groups" is now available. The first module on "Eccentrically Loaded Bolt Groups" was the subject [...]

March 8th, 2019|

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