What Is SidePlate?
SidePlate™ connection technologies are redefining steel frame construction on many key fronts
GSA/DOD FULL-SCALE BLAST AND PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE TESTED
These tests have proven that SidePlate clearly meets and exceeds all of the latest published Federal requirements for the mitigation of progressive collapse. In other words, all other, non-SidePlate moment connections are fundamentally vulnerable to progressive floor collapse.
FULL-SCALE CYCLIC TESTING OF THE SUREFRAME™ AND SUREFRAME2™ CONNECTION SYSTEMS.
These tests were independently conducted by the world-famous Charles Lee Powell Structural Research Laboratories at the University of California at San Diego.
As Such, SidePlate Connection Technologies:
ELIMINATES ALL CONNECTION PERFORMANCE UNCERTAINTIES
Engineers were forced to learn from their mistakes following the January 1994 Northridge earthquake. Since its launch, SidePlate has earned a growing reputation among many industry leaders as the "bulletproof connection."
DOES AWAY WITH CONNECTION DESIGN HEADACHES, WORRIES AND TESTING!
SidePlate connection design is complete and state-of-the-practice, including panel zone performance—unlike other connection sponsors.
MAKES IT EASY TO SECURE BUILDING PERMITS
SidePlate is prequalified by AISC 358-10, Supplement No. 2, with no additional testing required.