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Tom & Rick:

Just as the SidePlate connection technology was included and covered in FEMA
350 and 351, as well as AISC's past regional seminars and its July 1999
Steel Tips (entitled: "Connections for Use in Special Moment Resisting Steel
Frames" by Roy Becker, Structural Engineer), it is also important to be
covered in other
design informational sources like the AISC Seismic Design Manual that
practicing engineers will use to design steel frame structures. It is all
the more important now that blast and progressive floor collapse are part of
the
design criteria for many vulnerable facilities.

All practicing engineers should have at their finger tips, whether
proprietary or in the public domain, all of the possible solutions available
to them so that they can deliver to their clients structures founded on the
very best and most economical resources available.

Henry Gallart, S.E.
Vice President
SidePlate Systems, Inc.
5300 Orange Ave., Ste 214
Cypress, CA 90630
tel: 800-475-2077 or 714-995-4946
www.sideplate.com
----- Original Message -----
From: <Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)d-fd.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: Request for feedback


>
> Wow, wouldn't this be great.  First Trade Arbed returns the Reduced Beam
> Section, then the Side Plate Connection, now only if Jay Allen will cough
> up the slotted web connection then life would simple and grand again.
>
> Thomas Hunt, S.E.
> Duke/Fluor Daniel
>
>
>
>
>                     Rick.Drake@Flu
>                     or.com               To:     <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>                                          cc:     carter(--nospam--at)aisc.org,
seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>                     02/21/02 07:29       Subject:     Re: Request for
feedback
>                     AM
>                     Please respond
>                     to seaint
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Henry:
>
> Your offer to include Side Plate Connections in the public domain of an
> AISC Manual sounds great to me.
>
> Rick Drake, SE
> Fluor Daniel, Aliso Viejo
>
> ***********************
>
>
> Charlie:
>
> After reading several of the responses to your request, it appears that
> engineers are really looking for some good info on both moment frame and
> braced frame design guidelines.  Including the following information in
the
> AISC Seismic Design Manual would greatly assist engineers in knowing all
of
> their choices when designing steel moment frame buildings, resulting in
> more
> solutions using steel as the material of choice:
>
> 1) ICBO and COLA prequalified weak axis (or better stated dual-strong axis
> using a cruciform column) moment connections are available with SidePlate
> connection technology.
>
> 2) ICBO and COLA prequalified moment connections with either tube steel or
> built-up box shape columns are available with SidePlate connection
> technology.
>
> 3) Wide flange shape columns deeper than W12 or W14 series are
prequalified
> by ICBO and COLA for Ordinary and Special Moment Frame construction
without
> requiring additional full-scale testing with SidePlate connection
> technology.
>
>
> Will AISC be addressing blast or progressive collapse in this document?
>
> Will AISC be addressing dual systems (i.e. SCBF+SMRF and/or EBF+SMRF)?
>
> Please let me know what you think.
>
> Henry Gallart
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carter, Charlie" <carter(--nospam--at)aisc.org>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:51 AM
> Subject: RE: Request for feedback
>
>
> > Thanks, Tom.
> >
> > Charlie
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)d-fd.com [mailto:Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)d-fd.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 10:10 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: Request for feedback
> >
> >
> >
> > Charlie,
> >
> > Here is a list of items I would like AISC to include:
> >
> > 1.  Moment connections in the column week direction.  Currently only
> strong
> > axis connections are pre-qualified.
> >
> > 2.  Bracing connection guidelines for fixed end bracing especially for
> > SCBFs.  AISC seismic provisions say that fixed end bracing "have been
> shown
> > to dissipate more energy than those that are pin connected....",
however
> > all the recommendations such as the 2t yield line are for pinned
> > connections.
> >
> > 3.  Clarification of seismic requirements for non-building structures in
> > high seismic zones with R valves less than 3.  That is, when using R
> values
> > less than 3 to what degree do the"irregular structure" and omega
> provisions
> > apply.  This may be more a UBC issue than AISC.
> >
> > 4.  Clarification and commentary examples for "The maximum force,
> indicated
> > by analysis, that can be transferred to the brace by the system".  There
> > are several ways to qualify for this which have been discussed on this
> list
> > which should be included in the commentary.
> >
> > 5.  More liberal use of Ordinary Moments Frames for building and
> > non-building structures two stories and less.
> >
> > 6.  Exception of the Class A faying surface for newly galvanized steel
in
> > bolted connections.
> >
> > Thomas Hunt, S.E.
> > Duke/Fluor Daniel
> >
> >
> >
> > We are in the process of developing the AISC Seismic Design Manual to
> cover
> > moment-frame systems, braced-frame systems and other aspects of
> > high-seismic
> > steel building design. It will be based upon the AISC Seismic Provisions
> > and
> > incorporate the results of the FEMA 35x series documents.
> >
> > As currently conceived, it will be a companion to AISC Manual of Steel
> > Construction with information on:
> >
> >    Dimensions and Properties (Seismic Restricted Shapes Only)
> >    Normal Ductility Systems
> >       Ordinary Concentrically Braced Frames
> >       Ordinary Moment Frames
> >       Drag Strut and Chord Design)
> >    High Ductility Systems
> >       Special Moment Frames
> >       Intermediate Moment Frames
> >       Special Concentrically Braced Frames
> >       Eccentrically Braced Frames
> >    Other Seismic Systems
> >       Special Truss Moment Frames
> >       Buckling Restrained Braced Frames
> >       Steel Plate Shearwalls
> >
> > I would appreciate any constructive suggestions you would like to make
> > regarding content, design aids, tables, and other information you would
> > like
> > to see included in this Manual. You can reply to this list if you wish
or
> > to
> > me pivately at carter(--nospam--at)aisc.org.
> >
> > Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.
> >
> > Charlie
> >>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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