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What We Do

A Berkshire Hathaway company, SidePlate® specializes in steel building designs, providing safe and efficient structures through innovation. We offer connection technologies and engineering consulting services for professionals who design, fabricate, and erect steel moment frame and braced frame structures.

What We Offer

While providing consulting and support to engineers, fabricators, contractors, architects, erectors, and building owners, SidePlate's connection technologies and engineering consulting services deliver economical solutions for general building applications, as well as for high-performance seismic and blast-resistant building designs.

How Well It Works

SidePlate's designs are significantly more effective at controlling moment frame drift than conventional moment connections. SidePlate's steel frame connection technologies have been proven in real-world and laboratory earthquake tests, bomb blast tests, and progressive-collapse tests.

How We Work

Acting as a free extension of the design team, SidePlate initially reviews and optimizes a project's lateral system. Then, our consulting services continue to support the professionals who design, fabricate, and erect steel moment frame and braced frame structures. The results? When compared to other moment frame systems, SidePlate's connections and technology achieve remarkable savings…time and again.

What's New at SidePlate®

For wind and low-seismic applications (R=3), SidePlate recently introduced SidePlate Bolted. This new field-bolted moment connection offers the same stiffness as field-welded SidePlate connections, at less cost. SidePlate Bolted is easier to fabricate and erect. There's less lateral steel tonnage, less field labor, lower overall construction costs, and no field welding.