Continuing Education

Delegated Connection Design -- Best Practices to Promote the Steel Industry [N13]

Delegated connection design is a widely accepted and encouraged design practice in the steel design industry. Used skillfully, it results in a deliverable that benefits all parties by giving EORs control over the final structural product and fabricators the flexibility they need to deliver an efficient, cost-effective package. This discussion will analyze common pitfalls in the use of delegated connection design, which lead to more expensive structures, difficulties in construction, and delays in schedule. Further examination will focus on best delegated connection design practices that combat these perils and ultimately bring the greatest value to the steel industry. EORs will learn best practices for presenting design requirements to the connection engineer, such as transfer forces, as well as reasonable and practical design load criteria.

Intended Audience: Engineers
Track: Design & Analysis

  • Date: 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • PDH Credits: 0


Matt Huber, PE

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