Along with the additional SidePlate PLUS configurations, AISC 358-16, Supplement No. 2 expands on our prequalifications for
built-up beams, boxed
I-shape columns, composite HSS columns, and reduced lateral bracing requirements. Additionally, TNA® bolts (ASTM F3148) may now be used in SidePlate PLUS connections as well.
SidePlate delivers innovative designs to the market that have proven to be resilient through full-scale testing at the University of California San Diego Structural Engineering Powell lab for last 25 years. In 2018, we performed four, full-scale tests cycling the same column and SidePlate connection each time, exceeding the AISC criteria in all four tests! By first performing full Finite Element Analysis and then actual laboratory testing of our connections, we give owners confidence that their buildings are protected by the most resilient connection system.
The AISC 358 PDF is now available to download here: