What is SidePlate?
SidePlate® is a design optimization process utilizing SidePlate patented moment frame technology that puts steel exactly where it is needed in a building. Our process reduces overall tonnage, minimizes required connections and accelerates erection times. The SidePlate 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 impact your business as an Erector? With a fully-bolted connection in the field, you can plan your schedule accurately every time. No weather delays, no preheating for welding, and no struggling to find qualified welders as schedules change.
Because SidePlate can be fabricated in any fabrication shop, you can work with anyone you or the team selects and plan on a fast erection schedule. Additionally, with lighter columns and beams, crane choice is impacted positively. Add-in previously mentioned all field-bolted connection designs, and in certain areas of the country you can eliminate on-site fire-inspection and minimize schedule time thanks to no pre-heating schedules.
Working with SidePlate means detailed plans, shop fillet-welds and the ability to plan your project with any fabricator you select. Getting the project you build erected with no in-field welding is sure to make your project go smoother, be simpler and more profitable.
Remember, it is almost never too late to let us take a look at your project. There is no cost to you for the evaluation and the easiest way to start is to contact the REGIONAL ENGINEER in your area.