HSS Connections Webinar Tomorrow

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) features 40 steel arches, fabricated by Beck Steel, Inc., Lubbock, Texas (an AISC member and certified fabricator), which are made up of 400 tons of 14-in. outside diameter hollow structural sections (HSS). The arches range from 85 ft long on the south end to 125 ft long on the north end. (Photo: ARTIC)

There’s still time to sign up for The Steel Tube Institute’s (STI) webinar, “HSS Connections: Splices, Bases & Braces,” taking place tomorrow from 11 a.m. to noon CT. The webinar will discuss connections of hollow structural section (HSS) members with axial loads in splices, end connections and base plates, and will include design examples.

Webinar topics will include:

  • Considerations for bolted and welded splices including external splice bars, bolts with access holes and directly welded.
  • Design considerations for bolted end plate connections/splices (with bolts in tension).
  • The requirements of AISC Design Guide #1 for base plates as they apply to HSS columns.
  • The limit states that apply to the HSS member in end connections (for braces, hangars, etc.) for end tees, slotted connections and side gussets.

Registration for this webinar, as well as information on other upcoming STI webinars, can be found here. Learn more about HSS on AISC’s website at