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How Does SidePlate Compare?

How well do you know SidePlate? Take our quiz below.

SidePlate is ideally used for which of the following governing design criteria?

(a) Earthquake
(b) Blast & Progressive Collapse
(c) Wind
(d) All of the Above

You may be surprised that the answer is (d). With the advent of SidePlate FRAME®, the cost and performance advantages for earthquake, blast and progressive collapse design environments also apply to wind controlled designs.

SidePlate Cost Comparisons

Moment Frames
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Reduced Beam Section (Dog Bone) vs. SidePlate

5-Story Hospital in high seismic

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Reduced Beam Section (Dog Bone) vs. SidePlate FRAME®

4-Story Office Building in high seismic

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Bolted End Plate (BEP) vs. SidePlate

5-Story Office Building in high seismic

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Welded Unreinforced Flange (WUF-W) vs. SidePlate

6-story Federal Court House in low seismic

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Traditional Moment Connection (WUF-B) vs. SidePlate FRAME®

6-story commercial building in low seismic

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Bolted Flange Plate (BFP) vs. SidePlate

8-Story Federal Courthouse in low seismic

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SlottedWeb Moment Connection (SSDA) vs. SidePlate FRAME®

20-Story office building in high seismic

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Braced Frames
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Traditional Braced Frame vs. SidePlate FRAME®

5-Story hospital in low seismic

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Special Concentric Brace Frame (SCBF) vs. SidePlate Moment Frame

5-Story medical office building in high seismic

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Buckling Restrained Brace Frame (BRBF) vs. SidePlate Moment Frame

5-Story Hospital in high seismic

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