SidePlate’s state-of-the-art steel frame connection design approach has been proven effective on over 500 steel projects throughout North America, saving tens of millions of dollars in construction costs. The result speaks for itself: buildings with fewer, lighter, stronger connections requiring less steel that can more easily accommodate today’s open, more flexible floor plans without the cost premium associated with traditional moment frame designs.
In today’s highly competitive building design market, it can be challenging for an A/E firm to build and maintain strong structural steel design expertise. SidePlate® brings valuable lateral steel connection design resources and technology that can help you deliver a successful structural steel building project, at no cost to your team.
SidePlate understands that competition has never been stronger, budget and project schedules tighter or labor availability and skill scarcer…all putting pressure on project profitability and building results. SidePlate's patented steel frame connection systems result in few connections saving on construction cost through less steel and reducing fabrication and erection time.
Once the building design gets in front of the fabricator, the decision on the structural steel frame and connections is made by the designer. However, SidePlate offers a connection technology that can be implemented before fabrication, improving the project and fabricator profitability.
Errors, omissions and designs that don’t adequately address construction realities rear their ugly heads during the erection process. The impact, pressure on the schedule and budget, leaving the erector with less time to deliver a successful project result. SidePlate® connection designs are an accepted, lower-cost bolted steel framing alternative to traditional braced and moment frame designs proven effective in over 500 buildings throughout North America.