Deck Support

Deck support angles may be added to SidePlate® connections for edge and end bearing as needed, see Figure F1. Deck support angles may be added to the face of the side plate on the field welded SidePlate Connection and any of the narrow-type SidePlate connections. For the SidePlate Field Bolted – Standard Connection, the angle {G} at the top of the side plate may be extended to provide deck support. Note that deck support angles may not be welded within the protected zone on the side plate where it occurs. Also note that it is often wise to place a notch in the deck support angles at the location of the beam to column gap in order to prevent the support angle from becoming a strong-back during fabrication.

Figure F1 - Angle Extension at SidePlate Field Bolted – Standard and Narrow Connection

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