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Engineering Connections: Learn to Flag to Avoid Flak [N64]

Nobody's perfect. Engineers and fabricators don't have the same goals when designing or executing connections. So learn to flag. For engineers, this could mean raising a flag on a complex seismic connection. For a fabricator, this could mean raising a flag when a UDL rule impacts short spans. In other words, both engineers and fabricators need to: (1) Verify member compatibility and availability, (2) Do a load reality check, (3) Think about constructability. Three projects will be used to illustrate flagging techniques: Eighth Avenue Place's 50-story tower, Boston's Mandarin Hotel and a large cantilevered iron ore gallery in Northern Canada. So don't give each other flak, learn to flag.
  • Date: 4/17/2013 - 4/19/2013
  • PDH Credits: 0


Mark Robitaille

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