Structural Steel Connections as American Institute of Steel Construction
Steel Connections | Overview :
- Connections are the glue that holds a steel structure together.
- Historically, most major structural failures have been due to some form of connection failure.
- Steel connections have a direct influence on the cost of the framing system.
- While a connection may be efficient in the use of material, it may still be very expensive to erect.
- Repetitive connection design may save costs.
- Most connections have the connecting material (plates,angles, …) attached to one member in the fabrication shop and to the other members in the field.
- It is a common practice to weld shop attachments and to bolt field attachments.
- If the supporting girder and a supported beam have the same depth, the supported beam must be double coped.
- End-plate connections are always shop welded.