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Request for Research Proposals on Structural Connections

September 22, 2005 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

The Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) is soliciting new research proposals on any topic related to structural connections for funding up to $40,000 per year for up to three years. There also would be an opportunity to renew funding for worthy projects that might continue beyond that time frame. A list of research topics of interest to the RCSC is presented below, but proposals
on other topics related to bolted joints will be considered. Priority will be given to funding projects with significant cost sharing or joint sponsorship.

Topics of interest to RCSC include:

    • Galvanizing and metallizing;
    • Slip in oversized and slotted holes, including post-slip capacity;
    • Effect of filler metal thickness on bolt capacity and requirement for development of fillers; and
    • Elevated temperature properties of HS bolts and performance of bolted joints in fire.


Proposals are limited to two pages of text plus any figures, tables and schedule and budget. The respondent’s resume and list of recent publications must also be appended to the proposal. Send proposals by mail or email to:
Gilbert Grondin
Chair, Committee A.2 Research
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton
Alberta CANADA T6G 2W2
phone: (780) 492-2794
FAX: (780) 492-0249
[email protected]

The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 15, 2005. The proposals will be evaluated and ranked by Committee A.2 Research of the RCSC. The funding will be
approved by the RCSC in 2006 as funds are available. At this time it is anticipated that two such projects can be funded each year.

For more information, visit www.aisc.org/RCSCrfp.

For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
[email protected]