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Re: Column Web Doubler Plate on both sides

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On Sun, 17 Aug 1997, Eqbal M. Kassam wrote:

> To satisfy seismic panel shear requirements and utilize existing steel
> stock the local contractor is proposing to use columns with thin webs
> and reinforce it with doubler plate at both sides of the web. 

Next time, just select a column with a thicker web.

The cost of fabricating the doubler plates probably exceeds the cost of
using a heavier column.

Edwin R. Schmeckpeper, P.E., Ph.D.
Department of Civil Engineering                   Phone  : (208) 885-6702 
University of Idaho                               FAX    : (208) 885-6608
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