Recent Press Coverage

Ad for AISC Solutions Center features Sideplate project

The AISC Solutions Center recently ran the attached ad in Architectural Record Magazine. The ad highlights AISC's free design services and includes this quote from the project architect on what really grabbed his attention: "It was the use of SidePlate for our moment frame for the lateral system," he says. "We ended up saving around $70,000 because of it and it only changed a few steel member sizes."

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Feel-good story from Wash U/BJC project in St. Louis

Here's a nice story from the new Wash U/BJC Campus Renewal hospital we're working on in St. Louis.  Good bunch of people working on this project.  Excuse me, I must have something in my eye.

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ENR article on large hospital projects (UPDATED)

Below we mentioned an ENR article from late 2013 with several large-scale hospital projects in the US.  They're all wind-governed and none are seismic-controlled.  

At that time, 4 out of the 5 projects mentioned were using SidePlate designs.  Happy to announce that we're now on all 5 out of 5 (as highlighted on the attached).  

SidePlate continues to evolve, and it's an exciting time for us...and it's time to see what you've been missing.

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Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton named ENR's Best of the Best 2014 Healthcare project

Under budget by $100 million and completed 6 months early on a high seismic hospital with progressive collapse considerations...another SidePlate success story.  ENR recently voted the new Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton in southern California the Best of the Best 2014 Healthcare project.  We're proud of our work with HDR, KPFF, Clark/McCarthy, and the rest of the team on this one.

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Joplin, MO hospital rebuilt in record time

SidePlate is proud to have been involved in the redesign and rebuild of the Joplin, MO hospital following the devastating tornado in 2011.  

We teamed up with the structural engineer, SSE, Inc., during design to develop a more robust and resilient building, while saving a significant amount of money and time in construction. 

Read an article from St. Louis Construction News and Review below.

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SidePlate project in Vermont featured in New England Construction magazine

SidePlate recently worked with the San Francisco office of Walter P. Moore on the Spruce Peak Adventure Center in Stowe, VT.  The project was one of our first field-bolted applications and was featured in New England Construction magazine.  The article includes a breakout section on the connections and includes quotes from SidePlate's Matt Mester.

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ENR article on large hospital projects - 4 out of 5 using SidePlate

An ENR article this week talks about several large-scale hospital projects in the US that are being built or upcoming.  4 out of 5 of the ones mentioned are using SidePlate designs.  Interestingly, they're all wind-governed and none are seismic-controlled.  

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SidePlate helps Fitzpatrick Engineering become a finalist for a BE Award

A SidePlate project done with Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, PLLC (FEG) of North Carolina, was recently named as a finalist for a Be Inspired Award from Bentley Systems.  The 2-story Rehabilitation Center project was included in the Innovation in Structural Engineering category based on the use of a SidePlate design and FEG's use of Bentley's structural analysis and BIM products.  Read more at the link below.

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A World-Class Community Hospital for the American Military

Sideplate featured in Modern Steel Magazine.

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Press Releases

UCSD Testing Confirms Performance of SidePlate Bolted SMF

Project teams in high-seismic areas can now enjoy the benefits of the field-bolted SidePlate connection.  The University of California - San Diego has performed (3) full-scale tests that proved the SidePlate Bolted connection meets the requirements for use as a Special Moment Frame (SMF).  

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SidePlate named a 2014 Best Firm to Work For

ZweigWhite recently announced their 2014 "Best Firms to Work For", and SidePlate is honored to be named #4 in the Structural Engineering category.  

ZweigWhite is widely regarded as a leading provider of business management information for the AEC industry.  Their annual rankings are based on a firm’s management practices and confidential employee surveys that measure job satisfaction, development opportunities, benefits, and overall corporate culture. 

“This award is especially meaningful to SidePlate, given that this is our first time participating in such a competition,” said Henry Gallart, SidePlate’s president.  “This award indicates that the corporate culture we have so carefully nurtured has indeed created a company that draws and retains passionate, productive employees. We look forward to continually improving SidePlate’s culture of excellence, so that we may continue to set an example for the industry.”

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SidePlate chapter added to AISC 358-10, Supplement No. 2

Seismic Industry’s Latest Standard Includes Chapter on the Qualifications of SidePlate Connections.

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