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Re: Steel Moment Frame Connections

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On 5/21 Kevin Devaney wrote:

> I am looking for input on preferred beam/column connections. I would
> appreciate any info including the status of the "proprietary" side plate
> connection in FEMA 267.
Currently - there are four connections that are commonly being used 
on projects - the Reduced Beam Section (dogbone), Cover Plated, 
Slotted Web, and Sideplate.  The first two are public domain and 
instructions for designing them may be found in FEMA-267 and 
FEMA-267a.  The second two are proprietary.  For information on the 
slotted web connection contact the Allen Company, in Los Angeles.  
For information on sideplate, contact Sideplate, also located in Los 

If you would like information on the various types of connections 
that have been tested and the results of these tests, the SAC joint 
venture maintains an on-line database accessible through the internet 
at the SAC Home Page.
Ronald O. Hamburger
Project Director for Product Development
SAC Joint Venture