Steel Tips from the Structural Steel Educational Council

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08.2002 > Cost Considerations for Steel Moment Frame Connections

By Patrick M. Hassett and James J. Putkey

Cost Considerations for Steel Moment Frame Connections

This Steel TIPS informs engineers of the various cost considerations to construct ordinary and special moment frame connections. The authors chose to gather information on 15 connections. These connections include: Nine prequalified connections addressed in FEMA-350. Three proprietary connections referenced in FEMA-350. Three connections included in previous Steel TIPS. This Steel TIPS does not comment on: Connection design, including performance during an earthquake. Relative Cost Factors of the different connections. Beam to column web connections.

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