SidePlate Projects

Structural engineers, architects, building owners and contractors nationwide are increasingly turning to SidePlate to ensure their next project has the most reliable, safest, cost-effective steel frame connections available. Our patented technologies are helping secure buildings throughout the country against earthquakes, bomb blasts and extreme weather conditions.

Take a look, and see why industry leaders are choosing SidePlate. For your convenience, our projects can be sorted by using the project list to the right.

Behavioral & Social Sciences Building

Behavioral & Social Sciences Building

San Bernardino


California State University San Bernardino



Structural Engineer

J.C. Lian Associates

General Contractor

Soltek Pacific


Maya Steel Fabrications, Inc.


Bickerton Iron


Five-story, 139,000 sf Classroom Building Using the 1997 UBC on a Pre-Northridge Design

  • To revive a pre-Northridge steel frame design while maintaining, unchanged, the A/MEP functional design, and satisfying the 1997 UBC redundancy and drift requirements using a moment frame lateral system
  • Post-Northridge uncertainties affecting moment connection reliability continued despite SAC’s efforts.
  • SidePlate’s unique versatility allowed the use of both our uniaxial SureFrame™ and biaxial dual-strong axis SureFrame2™ prequalified solutions, thus allowing a six-year-old project to be built within budget
  • SidePlate’s inherent increased connection stiffness, coupled with its unique advantage of unlimited column depth prequalification (W36x260 max size used), satisfied the challenge