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Title: RE: rigid frame design resource

>I have seen many connections from the meal building design engineers for
>bolted end plate connections that do not use the design method outlined in
>AISC.  They typically eliminate the extended end plate beyond the top flange
>and use only one line of bolts on the inside of the flange to resist the
>flange tension forces.  I would be interested in the resources for that type of a connection.

MBMA just finished the manuscript of a design guide on flush end plate moment connections. It will likely be published through AISC. Not sure of the exact timing as of yet, though.

Charlie