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For gravity loaded columns (with all downward load), is there a need to provide web plates? My preference is to require them along with flange plates. The AISC manual 9th edition shows no web plates provided on pages 4-132 and 4-133. 

I realize that, in theory, there should be no shear at that the splice location, but from a practical standpoint with imperfections in fabrication and erection, etc., I feel that minimal web plates should be provided. I do not recall ever seeing a building erected without column web plates.

What are the opinion of others on this subject?

Jim K.

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