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Re: Steel Building Bracing

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Bill Allen wrote:
> An interesting question here, but is anyone using bolted moment connections
> in their design to resist dynamic forces such as earthquake loads? The
> design example in the AISC manual (ASD), p. 4-116, 9th ed. specifies that
> this example is for "static loading only". This connection also appears to
> be inconsistent with the new cover plate designs proposed by FEMA.

Did FEMA really proposed cover plate designs?  Please enlighten me.

Y. Henry Huang