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Thanks for the reply.  I was aware of that program, however, The architectural considerations are limiting me on column size.  The cost doesn’t seem to be an issue with them on this matter.



From: Andrew Kester, P.E. [mailto:akester(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:54 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: re: doubler plates



Though I have not used it yet, AISC has a program on their website called “Clean Column” and it is a free Excel program for determining what size column you will need without stiffeners or doubler plates.  Per a Modern Steel Con. Article from Oct 07, the average floor column with 4 stiffeners equals about 1900lb of steel in equivalent labor costs. I am sure this depends on the price of the steel also, but steel had dropped considerably recently so more steel would be even more economic than adding stiffeners.


I have no idea of your situation, forces and stresses- just a suggestion.



Andrew Kester, PE

Orlando, FL