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Good Evening Stan:

I'm glad you liked the article and graphics produced by the O.C. Register.

SidePlate has been published in multiple structural conference proceedings
worldwide and is highlighted in FEMA 350 and 351.  In addition, SidePlate is
prequalified by ICBO and City of Los Angeles for any size beam and column
without requiring additional full-scale testing.

Please call me in the morning to discuss further any questions that you may
have.

Best regards,

Henry Gallart, S.E.
Vice President
SidePlate Systems, Inc.
5300 Orange Ave, Suite 214
Cypress, CA 90630
tel:  800-475-2077
fax: 714-995-6395
www.sideplate.com
----- Original Message -----
From: <sscholl2(--nospam--at)juno.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: Side Plate Systems - Eureka Moment


> This is a very interesting article. I have viewed the actual article in
> the newspaper. It has some good color diagrams to illustrate the concept
> in detail. To take into consideration the narrower width of the beam
> flanges compared to the columns, plates the same wdth as the columns are
> welded to the top and bottom flanges and the side plates are welded to
> these as well as to the column flanges.
>
> It sounds like this is a patented idea but I don't see how that it could
> be. It is interesting that we find out about this from the newspaper -
> not from any structural engineering organizations.
>
> Stan Scholl, P.E.
> Laguna Beach, CA
>
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2001 11:17:40 -0800 Henry Gallart <hgallart(--nospam--at)sideplate.com>
> writes:
> > For those of you interested in reading the subject article referred
> > to, go
> > to http://www.ocregister.com/business/sideplate01128cci2.shtml.
> >
> > Henry Gallart, S.E.
> > Vice President
> > SidePlate Systems, Inc.
> > 5300 Orange Ave, Suite 214
> > Cypress, CA 90630
> > tel:  800-475-2077
> > fax: 714-995-6395
> > www.sideplate.com
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "desi j kiss" <djkiss55(--nospam--at)juno.com>
> > To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 5:41 AM
> > Subject: Side Plate Systems - Eureka Moment
> >
> >
> > > There is an article that was published today in the Orange County
> > > Register with
> > > regards to the Side Plate System (Eureka Moment).    The
> > "Sandwiching
> > > solution"
> > > uses steel plates on either side in a reinforced beam-to-column
> > > connection, to
> > > transfer the load from the beam to the column.   The beams are not
> > in
> > > contact
> > > with the columns eliminating stress concentrations.   The side
> > plates
> > > solution
> > > uses fillet welds and the forces would be distributed to the
> > plates,
> > > which would
> > > remain connected, enabling the floor of a structure to remain
> > standing
> > > even if
> > > an entire column was taken out during an earthquake or say during
> > a blast
> > > from
> > > a bomb, etc.
> > >
> > > I would like hear the PROs and CONs of this relatively new method
> > (i.e.
> > > since 1995
> > > when the first prototype testing was performed).
> > >
> > > Thank you in advance.
> > >
> > > Desi J. Kiss, P.E.
> > >
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