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SidePlate® Connection Solutions

SidePlate® designed connections are the product of over two decades of research and innovation in moment frame technology. Side plates reinforce the beam-column interface to ensure a ductile connection, while also improving strength, stiffness, and resiliency. The performance of the side plates makes it possible to use fewer moment frames when compared to conventional connections—and typically will result in a lighter steel tonnage package. Because of this, a SidePlate design is a complete lateral solution customized for your project's specific demands.

SidePlate designs now allow for lightning fast construction, with self-supporting field-bolted connections. Using a SidePlate design will bring better steel economy and will shorten the construction schedule on any steel framed project. 

Any structural steel fabricator can manufacture SidePlate designs using standard steel plates, angles, and fillet welding procedures.

If you are new to SidePlate Contact your Regional Engineer or SidePlate Engineer for an introduction to how we can help you minimize, optimize, and simplify your project.


SidePlate® Field-Bolted

  • Simple Connection for regions not requiring special seismic detailing (R=3)
  • 100% field-bolted moment connection
  • Complete shop-fillet-welds
  • Fully rigid panel zone       

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SidePlate has a moment frame solution for your project! Let us provide a solution that will meet your project's specific demands.


SidePlate® SMF/IMF/OMF Field-Bolted

  • Resilient Connection for High-Seismic Regions (R=8 SMF or R=4.5 IMF or R=3.5 OMF)
  • 100% field-bolted moment connection
  • Complete shop-fillet-welds
  • Fully rigid panel zone and enhanced beam stiffness
  • Seismic Prequalification by IAPMO and ANSI/AISC
  • Approved by the DoD and GSA for use in Progressive Collapse Design

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SidePlate has a moment frame solution for your project! Let us provide a solution that will meet your project's specific demands. 


SidePlate® SMF Welded-OSHPD

  • Robust Connection for California Hospitals requiring OSHPD approval (R=8 SMF)
  • 100% field-fillet welded moment connection
  • Complete shop-fillet-welds
  • Fully rigid panel zone and enhanced beam stiffness
  • Seismic Prequalification by ANSI/AISC with amendments for OSHPD

SidePlate has a moment frame solution for your project! Let us provide a solution that will meet your project's specific demands.