WHAT IS A SIDEPLATE CONNECTION DESIGN?
SidePlate® Connection Design is a design optimization process that puts steel exactly where it is needed in a building. Our process reduces overall tonnage, minimizes required connections and accelerates erection times. Our team gets involved early and stays involved through the engineering, detailing, fabrication and erection phases to ensure a simple and successful project.
How does this apply to your business as the General Contractor? Savings—and confidence. Getting a MiTek no-cost evaluation of your project could save you steel, erection time, schedule time, inspector fees and even allow a little more flexibility in who you select as a fabricator and erector. Adding MiTek to your team is like adding an entire specialized engineering department focused just on the steel structure.
Our design optimization process takes a look at what makes the most sense for your project. Is concrete right? Will brace frames affect your usable space and complicate construction? Can a steel moment frame building save you foundation costs? We take a look at all the possibilities and in almost every case, the strength and stiffness of a SidePlate Connection Design will reduce the lateral steel package cost by as much as 20-30%.
Savings are realized in lighter steel packages, faster erection with our field-bolted designs, less crane time, more accurate scheduling and, depending on your location and type of project, no on-site inspectors and fire safety.
When you start to think about past projects and the delays and frustrations, having us take a look at your next project makes sense. Our design can be built by any fabricator you select, and any erector can facilitate your SidePlate or SidePlate PLUS Connection Design project. A no-cost third-party evaluation of your project can only end up as a benefit and remember, we are not compensated unless the team agrees that our design is the best option.
Remember, it is almost never too late to let us take a look at your project. There is no cost to you for the initial evaluation and the easiest way to start is to contact the REGIONAL ENGINEER in your area.
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