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Specification Section: 2020 Steel Product and Design/Fabrication Software Guide

Parul Dubey on April 13, 2020 - in Articles, Directory, Steel and Steel Design

This guide briefly showcases the latest Steel Product and Design/Fabrication Software used by civil and structural engineers throughout the industry. If your company should have been included in the guide, let us know by emailing jboone@v1-media.com, and we’ll add it online.


American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry, providing timely and reliable information.

Steel Solutions Center

solutions@aisc.org

866-ASK-AISC (866-275-2472)

www.aisc.org


Bentley Systems, Inc.

When you need to deliver safe, compliant and cost-effective designs on time, you can depend on Bentley. You shouldn’t have to doubt the reliability of your designs or code compliance on top of dealing with the complexities of change management, tight deadlines and budgets.

Our team of engineers dedicates themselves to delivering software you can count on. With Bentley’s structural analysis applications, you’ll have all of the design, analysis and production capabilities you’ll need plus speed, interoperability, and best of all, no more worrying about risky oversights. Safeguard your reputation and secure more high-profile projects.

Samantha.Langdeau@bentley.com

800-BENTLEY

www.bentley.com/Structural


Bull Moose Tube

Founded in 1962, Bull Moose Tube boasts more than a half-century of steadfast commitment to serving customers requiring steel pipe and tube. One key contributor to our quality is our unique manufacturing method. Bull Moose forms tube directly from steel coil, eliminating a mother tube or prior-stage process. This approach enables us to start with only the highest-grade steel, create less scale, form sharper corners, craft the straightest tube, and make the most consistent welds. Unique products include our 110 KSI Stratusteel tube, the strongest, lightest tube in the market. Our seven manufacturing facilities in North America help ensure consistent product availability … while our sales team maintains straightforward and transparent business practices for consistent reliability. Choose Bull Moose for exceptional strength.

Tony Handzic-Smith

Tony.Handzic-Smith@BullMooseIndustries.com

800-325-4467

www.bullmoosetube.com


CivilGEO, Inc.

CivilGEO develops civil engineering and stormwater software that greatly speeds up an engineer’s work when designing and analyzing structural steel bridge and culvert roadway crossings. Flood studies, bridge design, dam failure, detention pond design, urban drainage and more can be analyzed and designed. Users typically save at least 50% of their engineering time using the advanced automation that the software provides. The software tightly integrates with Autodesk Civil 3D and Bentley MicroStation as well as ESRI’s ArcGIS and ArcMap. Free demonstration versions are available for trial.

Sara Presta

sara.presta@civilgeo.com

800-488-4110

www.civilgeo.com


Infra-Metals Co.

Infra-Metals is one of the largest structural-steel service providers in the United States. We tailor our centers to meet the needs of the regions they supply as well as maintain a steadfast commitment to providing high-quality materials and service promptly and economically.

Our extensive inventory features products ranging from beams and tubes to sheets, channels and expanded metal, and our processing capabilities include everything from cutting and drilling to blasting and painting. Infra-Metals is a one-stop shop for all your structural carbon steel needs.

As a member of the Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. family, Infra-Metals serves as a consolidated source for materials and processing, streamlining our clients’ procurement procedures.

800-899-3432

www.infra-metals.com


ITT Enidine Inc.

For over 25 years, ITT Enidine has been supplying highly engineered energy absorption components for protecting high-value infrastructure assets.

Our viscous dampers are hydraulic devices that dissipate the kinetic energy of seismic events and cushion the impact between structures. They are versatile and can be designed to allow free movement as well as controlled damping of a structure to protect from wind load, thermal motion or seismic events.

Available in ratings up to 1,000 KIP, seismic dampers are well suited for large displacement and/or large load applications such as bridges, buildings and large structures, offering the ultimate in protection.

Contact us today to learn more about our full line of infrastructure protection products.

Ben Eder

Ben.Eder@itt.com

585-313-9740

www.itt-infrastructure.com


Lindapter

Lindapter has developed the world’s first ICC-approved Girder Clamp for structural connections and seismic steel designs. This is the only clamping system for structural steel that is compliant with the International Building Code (IBC) and removes the need to drill or weld steel in the field!

Lindapter specializes in faster alternatives to conventional connections for unparalleled flexibility and time savings during installation, but also eliminates hot permits and associated costs. Whether permanent or temporary, Lindapter has a solution for the most-difficult steel connections. For example, Lindapter Hollo-Bolts are one-side installation “blind fasteners” for use with HSS members or any other application where you can’t easily see/reach the other side of the bolt to apply a nut.

Patrick Harris

pharris@lindapter.com

866-566-BOLT (2658)

www.LindapterUSA.com


New Millennium Building Systems

New Millennium engineers and manufactures a full range of structural steel building systems. We can offer you the right system to answer your design challenges and the need for total-project cost conservation.

Standard Steel Joists and Deck 

The company is a leader in BIM-based design for steel joists and decking. BIM ensures the structure is fully planned from the start to avoid construction problems and costs. We offer a FREE BIM joist component for download: www.newmill.com/bim-design-tools/bim-design.html

Special Profile Joists and Architectural Decking

These kinds of joists and deck allow for more-unique and aesthetically pleasing designs, enhancing the profile of a building.

Long-Span Composite Floor Systems

These “thin-slab” systems achieve clear spans up to 36 feet, opening the way to more space-optimized building designs. Systems address aesthetic, acoustic and fire-rating demands, while minimizing the total project cost and owners’ lifecycle costs.

Rich Madden

rich.madden@newmill.com

260-969-3582

www.newmill.com


Nucor Vulcraft/Verco Group

Vulcraft/Verco, a downstream steel products group of Nucor Corp., has a long history of success in the joist and deck business. Along with the expertise and experience, Nucor Vulcraft/Verco has grown and developed into a modern company. Employing some of the latest technology in the fabrication facility as well as in the office, Nucor Vulcraft/Verco has the capability to provide quality products on time that fit the first time.

At Nucor Vulcraft/Verco, providing the best steel products means more than just the highest quality. The best steel product is the right product for the job, no matter what the job. They arrive on time, and freight doesn’t cost a fortune. The best steel product provider partners with you to determine the best product for each project to provide the best value to the client. Learn more about the Nucor Vulcraft/Verco advantages:

• Range of products

• Technical expertise

• Production flexibility

• Lower freight costs

• Convenient sales offices

Nucor Vulcraft/Verco. Powerful Partnerships. Powerful Results.

Dave Bjork

dave.bjork@nucor.com

330-682-6274

www.vulcraft.com


SidePlate Systems

SidePlate 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. The SidePlate team gets involved early and stays involved through the engineering, detailing, fabrication and erection phases to ensure a simple and successful project.

SidePlate designed connections are much stiffer than other moment connections, improving the entire lateral system. There is no cost or obligation for us to evaluate a project at any stage. Do you know what a SidePlate design looks like for your project? 

Howard Kelly

hkelly@sideplate.com

949-238-8900

www.sideplate.com


Simpson Strong-Tie

Strong Frame Yield-Link Connection Software Plugin Tools

For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has made it our mission to create structural solutions that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Our Strong Frame Yield-Link connection is precision-made to meet the complex challenges and increased loads of structural steel construction. The state-of-the-art Yield-Link design provides a reliable yet economical structural connection that saves everyone—from building owners to engineers, contractors and fabricators—critical labor hours and dollars.

Whatever your role in the process, our plugin tools and design support services can make your job easier by helping you plan, model and document complete designs to your unique requirements—all while keeping the project on time and within budget.

Tim Ellis

tellis@strongtie.com

925-560-9177

strongtie.com



American Galvanizers Association

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizers throughout North America. Since 1933, the AGA has provided information on the most-innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control

The AGA provides a number of free tools for specifiers, including PDF publications, Galvanize It! continuing education series, a free quarterly email newsletter for specifiers, and an online protection coatings Life-Cycle Cost Calculator (LCCC). Additionally, the AGA routinely publishes technical FAQs (Dr. Galvs) and KnowledgeBase articles addressing common specifier concerns as well as a variety of case studies in the AGA Project Gallery at www.galvanizeit.org/project-gallery. All of these tools and more can be found on the AGA’s website.
Melissa Lindsley

aga@galvanizeit.org

720-554-0900

www.galvanizeit.org


Applied Bolting Technology

Applied Bolting Technology produces DuraSquirt DTIs (Direct Tension Indicators) that supply a bright orange indication when bolts have been tensioned, making tight bolts easy to see. DuraSquirt DTIs economize steel erection and modularization while adhering to RCSC/AISC structural bolting specifications. Visit the Applied Bolting website to learn what Bechtel, Fluor, CB&I, Kiewit and PCL already know.

Chris Curven

chrisc@appliedbolting.com

800-552-1999

www.appliedbolting.com


ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major steel markets, including construction. Signature products, like our HISTAR (ASTM A913) steel, serve as integral components of iconic North American structures, including One World Trade Center, 150 North Riverside, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the new LA Stadium, to name several. Through our world-class research and development team and outstanding distribution networks, we continuously push the industry to new heights by offering innovative, competitive and sustainable solutions to engineers and fabricators.

Shelley Finnigan

shelley.finnigan@arcelormittal.com

312-899-3051

www.arcelormittal.com


Atlas Tube

Coming soon spring 2021, Atlas Tube will have the world’s largest continuous ERW tube mill in Blytheville, Ark. The state-of-the-art facility will be capable of producing hollow structural sections (HSS) in square, rectangular and round shapes and in sizes ranging from 8” square x 0.750” wall to 22” square x 1” wall. While Atlas Tube has supplied Jumbo HSS (up to 22” square x 0.875” wall) since 2012, the new mill allows the full range of these products to be made in the USA for the first time and with a larger maximum wall thickness than previously available. The largest rectangular section produced here will be 30” x 14” x 1” wall, and the largest round section will be 28” OD x 1” wall.

Contact Atlas Tube to speak with our structural engineer and learn more about our epic capabilities.

Brad Fletcher

Bradlee.Fletcher@atlastube.com

800-733-5683

atlastube.com 


Autodesk Inc.

We make software for people who make things.

If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. With Autodesk, you have the power to make anything. Autodesk offers a number of tools for the structural industry, including:

Robot Structural Analysis Professional

Provides engineers with advanced BIM-integrated structural analysis and tools that design the behavior of any structure type and verify code compliance.

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional software helps structural engineers meet strict safety standards, ensure constructability, and streamline their engineering workflows using advanced analysis capabilities for all structure types and sizes.

Autodesk Revit

A single software application that supports a multi-discipline BIM workflow from concept to construction. Use Revit to model designs with precision, collaborate more effectively, optimize performance and project outcomes, and deliver higher quality building designs.

Advance Steel

Steel detailing software built on the familiar AutoCAD platform. Structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators use Advance Steel to help accelerate design, steel detailing, steel fabrication and steel construction. Interoperability with Autodesk Revit software and other BIM solutions supports a more connected BIM workflow from design through fabrication to construction.

Get these products and more in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection, which gives you access to a set of integrated tools and powerful workflows so you can deliver your best work and stay competitive.

Cristina Pisciuneri

cristina.pisciuneri@autodesk.com

438-448-6441

www.autodesk.com


AZZ

For over four decades, AZZ has been protecting critical infrastructure from the destruction of metallic corrosion as North America’s leading provider of galvanizing for fabricated steel. With 41 facilities, we offer strong partnerships and excellent service. In addition to hot-dip galvanizing, AZZ provides metal finishing services, from powder coating to electroplating, which provide corrosion protection for parts measuring less than an inch and components measuring up to 60 feet in length.

AZZ’s GalvaBar division processes continuously galvanized rebar with a pure zinc alloy coating that provides the proven protection of zinc while being processed prior to fabricating. GalvaBar is readily available through your current rebar supply chain. Our comprehensive metal coating capabilities at AZZ create enduring infrastructure for constructing a stronger, safer world.

Mike Stroia

mikestroia@azz.com

817-810-0095

www.azz.com

 

Campbell Scientific

Engineered structures are a matter of daily life. Campbell Scientific instrumentation can monitor these structures for performance, safety and the effects of impacts, errant vehicles and weather-related stresses.  We offer high-speed and high-channel count solutions for all measurement types. Patented VSPECT technology is built-in to our vibrating wire solutions for the best measurement available.

The GRANITE VWIRE 305 provides eight dynamic measurements for your standard single-coil circuit vibrating-wire sensors. With the VWIRE 305 interface, you can measure traditional “static” gages at “dynamic” rates to achieve faster and better vibrating wire measurements.

The dynamic vibrating-wire measurement technique is protected under U.S. Patent No. 8,671,758, and the vibrating-wire spectral-analysis technology (VSPECT) is protected under U.S. Patent No. 7,779,690.

Brian Clark

bclark@campbellsci.com

435-227-9120

www.campbellsci.com


Canam Steel Corporation

Canam Steel Corporation is one of the largest fabricators of steel components in the United States. Canam Steel Corporation has specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating steel joists in a variety of shapes, sizes and geometries. In addition to standard joists, Canam Steel Corporation designs and manufactures joists with more complex forms to fit bold architectural needs or simply to cover large spans.

Canam Steel Corporation takes part in various projects in sectors such as construction of buildings and steel structures.

800-638-4293

www.canamsteelcorp.com

 

MMFX Technologies, a Commercial Metals Company

MMFX Technologies offers high-strength concrete reinforcing steels (ChromX) with varying levels of corrosion resistance. Designers utilize the high-strength efficiencies and best match the corrosion protection requirements of the structure to meet the targeted service life. 

Utilizing the high strength of ChromX rebar (Grades 100 and 120), designers reduce construction costs, shorten build times, resolve rebar congestion issues, enhance site safety and improve sustainability. Building codes and design guides supporting high-strength designs are available through the ACI, ICC and AASHTO.

ChromX rebar’s uncoated, corrosion-resistance is derived from the steel’s chemistry and microstructure, resulting in a bar that can be handled and fabricated like conventional rebar, without the risk of damage, repair or inspection issues. ChromX is available coast-to-coast: product can be purchased in truckload quantities mill direct. Fabrication services are also offered through CMC’s nationwide distributor network, making MMFX Technologies the one-stop solution for all corrosion resistant and high strength steel needs.

Salem Faza

Salem.Faza@cmc.com

949-405-9161

www.cmc.com/ChromX


CoreBrace

CoreBrace buckling-restrained braces (BRBs) are a cost-effective solution to improve the seismic performance of structures. This highly ductile system has been used in hundreds of projects for earthquake risk mitigation. The expert staff at CoreBrace works closely with project owners, architects, engineers, fabricators and erectors to meet their design and construction requirements and is committed to providing braces to the highest level of quality. CoreBrace’s state-of-the-art fabrication facility is dedicated to BRB fabrication to ensure the highest quality and provide thorough material traceability for any post-event investigations.

mike.linford@CoreBrace.com

801-280-0701

www.CoreBrace.com


Dlubal

Dlubal offers powerful programs for structural and dynamic analysis for multiple materials including steel, concrete, timber, cross-laminated timber (CLT), aluminum, glass, and fabric/form-finding per the American, Canadian and other International Standards.

RFEM is a nonlinear FEA program for analyzing member, plate, wall, shell and solid elements. It is one of the most highly sophisticated yet user-friendly programs especially suitable for new users with its intuitive modeling workflow. 

Due to a wide range of interfaces, RFEM also provides seamless integration between CAD and structural analysis programs in Building Information Modeling (BIM).  Bidirectional data exchange between RFEM and programs such as Tekla Structures, Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD are possible.

See why more than 5,000 engineering offices, construction companies, and universities across the world trust in Dlubal Software. 

Amy Heilig, PE

info-us@dlubal.com

267-702-2815

www.dlubal.com


FICEP Corporation

FICEP is the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of structural steel and plate fabrication equipment. Currently FICEP offers over 100 different CNC lines to provide the optimum price/performance solution to each specific fabricator’s application. This diverse product line in conjunction with “Intelligent Steel Fabrication,” where the different work centers are fully integrated and automated, delivers industry-leading productivity.

FICEP’s engineering talent is constantly leading the market to new technological advancements like their patented scribing software that automatically extracts all the intersecting locations from the 3D model. This eliminates all manual layout and programming requirements. The physical scribing of the structural steel member occurs on all four sizes simultaneously with FICEP’s patented spindle design with sub-axis positioning.

andy-overton@ficepcorp.com

410-588-5800

www.FICEPCORP.com


High Steel Structures

High Steel Structures is among North America’s largest structural steel fabricators.

Located in Lancaster and Williamsport, Penn., High Steel’s four AISC-certified fabrication facilities feature over 650,000 square feet of enclosed production space, including dedicated blast and paint bays for application of sophisticated multi-coat paint systems and metalizing. Our inhouse services include detailing, steel erection and heavy hauling.

Founded in 1931, High Steel has earned its reputation for quality and innovation as a supplier of steel superstructures for highway and railroad bridge projects across the eastern United States. From small creek crossings to large P3 megaprojects, we take pride in our role in building the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

Beyond the transportation industry, High Steel routinely partners with “beam and column” fabricators on a variety of challenging steel components such as building transfer girders, link beams, built-up columns and crane beams.

Contact us for quotes, budget pricing or input on your design.

Don Lee

DLee@high.net

717-293-4091

www.highsteel.com


IES, Inc.

Thousands of engineers rely on IES for easy-to-use structural software and have for over 25 years. We think you should try it free. Most customers are productive with it in an hour. Get VisualAnalysis at a massive 40% discount with priority code INFORMED through April 30, 2020. This is no gimmick, just excellent software—prove it before you buy.

Terry Kubat

info@iesweb.com

800-707-0816

www.iesweb.com


LNA Solutions

LNA Solutions specializes in designing steel-to-steel connections for projects of all sizes. LNA provides technical design solutions for any steel connection challenge that our customers bring to us. There are many applications where using a clamping method makes more sense than drilling or welding; this is where LNA excels.

LNA Solution’s BeamClamp is the best way to connect steel members of any size, shape, or orientation. Each connection can be custom designed to fit specific project needs, regardless of project size.

LNA Solution’s BoxBolt is the simplest method of connecting structural steel to hollow tube-steel. With seismic approval, multiple design options, and varying sizes, BoxBolt is the most versatile product on the market for this application.

No project is too big or too small.

Timothy Ziccardi

tziccardi@lnasolutions.com

734-677-2305 ext 208

Lnasolutions.com


MDX Software

MDX Software Curved & Straight Steel Bridge Design & Rating is used for designing and rating steel-girder bridges for compliance with AASHTO LRFD, LRFR, LFD and ASD Specifications.

Chris Douty

sales@mdxsoftware.com

573-446-3221

www.mdxsoftware.com


National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association

The National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association (NCSPA) promotes sound public policy and education relating to the use of corrugated steel drainage systems in private and public construction. We collect and distribute technical information; assist public and private agencies in the formulation of specifications and designs; encourage greater knowledge of corrugated steel pipe’s benefits and uses among college engineering students; and conduct seminars to increase awareness of the product and its application among specifiers. The 100-year service life of corrugated steel pipe, along with the industry’s highest recycle content, positions steel as the best choice for engineers, specifiers and contractors.

Member fabricating companies of NCSPA are estimated to produce nearly 90% of all domestic pipe production. Associate members include mill producers, coaters and suppliers of products and services to the industry.

info@ncspa.org

972-850-1907

www.ncspa.org


Nucor Skyline

Nucor Skyline is the one source for all your piling needs, supplying and manufacturing an unparalleled assortment of Bearing Piles, Sheet Piles, Spiralweld, Rolled & Welded, and ERW Pipe, Anchors, Micropiles, Threaded Bars, Tie Rods, Wide Flange, other Structural Sections, and Accessories. We also offer a state-of-the-art, highly efficient, hot-melt extrusion process. Skyline Steel, LLC (doing business as Nucor Skyline) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the largest producer of steel in the United States.

We offer a cost effective and timely solution to your foundation needs with our strategic stocking locations throughout the Americas and the ability to offer barge, rail, and truck transportation options.

In addition to sales offices staffed with experienced sales professionals to meet your material needs, Nucor Skyline offers exclusive engineering support in project design and construction.

Nucor Skyline serves the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Colombia markets.

engineering@nucorskyline.com

888-450-4330

www.nucorskyline.com


Nucor Tubular

Nucor Tubular Products is committed to taking care of our customers through unmatched quality and service. With eight locations located across the United States and a wide variety of sizes, we are ready to help you get the job done. NTP manufactures high-quality HSS, piling, A53 pipe, fire protection sprinkler pipe, and electrical steel conduit. Our value-added offerings include: inhouse bandsaw cutting and mechanical properties testing, I.D. flash removal, Charpy V-notch testing, pipe beveling, and miter cutting. “Together, let’s build something bigger.”

Alex Ostoich

Alex.Ostoich@nucor.com

708-475-4267

www.nucortubular.com


QuickFrames USA

QuickFrames USA is leading the industry with its structural support systems designed for commercial roofs and floors. Our engineering is 2015, 2018 IBC and 2016 AISC code compliant, and we offer site-specific engineering as needed. Designed for new construction and tenant improvement, our frames can be easily moved when locations change—or installed from under the deck. Embraced by fabricators, structural engineers, mechanical contractors, architects and more, the QuickFrames product suite spans the spectrum of price and performance. Customers can select from models including QuickFrames Classic, QuickFrames DIY or QuickFrames Drop-In frames to suit their exact needs and solve their specific problems. QuickFrames USA is based in Mesa, Ariz., and has earned a strong reputation for its exceptional customer responsiveness, quality and frames-to-job-site speed.

Rebecca Hasulak

rebeccah@quickframes.us

480-464-1500

quickframes.us


RISA, a Nemetschek Company

RISA’s suite of products offers a variety of solutions for structural steel design. RISAFloor provides complete building design, including composite steel beams, steel joists, camber and deflection optimization, and much more. RISA-3D is a general-purpose design software that can be used for building and non-building structures. RISA-3D’s steel design not only includes static and dynamic analysis and design per the latest codes, but also allows you to check moment frames and braced frames for the special seismic-specific provisions of the AISC Seismic Design Manual. RISAConnection offers steel connection design for a wide variety of shear, moment, brace, splice and base-plate connections. Connection design can be done to U.S. or Canadian codes, and the special seismic provisions of AISC 341/358 also can be considered.

info@risa.com

949-951-5815

www.risa.com


SCIA, a Nemetschek Company

SCIA Engineer   

Looking to migrate to or improve your 3D design workflows? SCIA Engineer offers an easy way to plug structural analysis and design into today’s BIM workflows. Tackle larger projects with advanced non-linear and dynamic analysis. Plug into BIM with IFC and bi-directional links to Revit, Tekla and others. Free demo!

SCIA Design Forms          

Integrate custom checks into your FEA workflow. Script custom calculations that can run as standalone checks or link to SCIA Engineer’s FEA workflow. Having the ability to write your own checks inside your FEA software is a real game changer. Try it for free!

usa@scia.net

949-273-8059

www.SCIA.net


Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

From fast-drying primers to extreme chemical- and abrasion-resistant coatings, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings offers a wide array of solutions to protect against corrosion and extend the life of steel structures. Our high-performance coatings apply and cure quickly, extending the life of steel beams, steel plate and piping or other structures.

Our solutions include a variety of solutions designed to accelerate shop throughput, enhance project schedules and enable fast field-project turnarounds. For example, our Zinc Clad 4100 high-solids, three-component, organic zinc-rich epoxy coating features recoat times as short as 30 minutes to enable efficiencies in the shop and the field. In addition, its user-friendly packaging allows applicators to mix components directly in the Part A container for faster and more accurate mixing.

pmmarketing@sherwin.com

800-524-5979

protective.sherwin-williams.com/


The Steel Joist Institute

The Steel Joist Institute (SJI), a nonprofit organization of active joist manufacturers and other organizations and companies connected to the industry, was founded in 1928 to address the need for uniform joist standards within the industry. Today, the SJI continues to maintain the standards for steel joist construction as an ANSI-approved Standards Developing Organization (SDO). In addition, the SJI provides design tools to assist the structural engineer with utilization of steel joist products. The Roof and Floor Bay analysis tools provide efficient and economical joist and joist girder options, including cost data, for most projects.

The SJI also provides educational opportunities for construction professionals utilizing a library of printed publications as well as live and recorded webinars. And we offer assistance in identifying existing joists in buildings undergoing retrofit. SJI products are included in RISA, RAM, SCIA and Dlubal software packages.

Download our free design tools at steeljoist.org/design-tools.

Ken Charles

kcharles@steeljoist.org

843-407-4091

steeljoist.org


Steel Tube Institute

The Steel Tube Institute (STI) Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) Committee includes the majority of HSS producers in the United States. The group provides technical and design information for the specifying industry. Currently, this information includes a four-volume HSS Design Manual, connection design software, six live webinars per year, and other resources. The HSS Design Manual provides specifying engineers’ member and connection design information. Connection Design Software includes Excel spreadsheets, HSS Connex Online and SCIA’s Design Forms. An STI Professional Membership is available, providing resource bundles and manuals at a discount. The capability tool (available to all on STI’s website) helps specifiers identify which shapes are commonly produced by member producers. 

Joseph Anderson

janderson@steeltubeinstitute.org

847-461-1701

www.steeltubeinstitute.org/hss


Taylor Devices

Resiliency—don’t settle for less than the safety and security of Taylor Devices Fluid Viscous Dampers for your building and bridge structures.

From the historic Los Angeles City Hall to Mexico City’s Torre Mayor to Japan’s Shin-Yokohama High-Speed Train Station, more than 750 major structures around the world rely on Taylor Devices’ Dampers.

With proven performance originally developed and widely used by the U.S. Military and NASA, Taylor Fluid Viscous Dampers are the cost-effective, reliable and value-engineered way to provide maximum protection from earthquakes, windstorms or excessive motion events on virtually any structure. For more information, visit our web sites at www.taylordevices.com.

Bob Schneider

bobschneider@taylordevices.com

716-694-0800

www.taylordevices.com


Trimble

Tekla software from Trimble provides a complete construction solution for any steel structure. From industrial and commercial buildings to large sports stadiums, Tekla 3D BIM Models are the most productive way to manage your structural analysis and design, high-quality construction documentation, steel detailing, fabrication and erection. Built with reliable and constructible information, the Tekla software environment facilitates an accurate flow of information to avoid detailing mistakes, reduce human errors in drawings, and optimize the fabrication process with integrated CNC information.

Jodi Hendrixson

jodi.hendrixson@trimble.com

678-737-7379

www.tekla.com


U.S. CAD

U.S. CAD is a leading provider of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) technology and consulting services. Founded in 1999, U.S. CAD is an Autodesk and Bluebeam Platinum Partner delivering BIM and AEC software, training, support, production and scanning services, and virtual- and augmented-reality solutions designed for organizations of all sizes for better project outcomes from conception through construction. Our mission is to help clients win more, produce more, and achieve more. Visit www.uscad.com.

Marie Salcedo

marie.salcedo@uscad.com

877-648-7223

www.uscad.com


Valmont Tubing

Valmont’s innovative HSS SuperStruct custom tube sections are “built to fit,” offering architects and structural engineers more design flexibility than ever for building and stadium construction, pedestrian bridges, sign structures, and other architectural and industrial end uses. Our capabilities of fabricating custom HSS squares from 12” to 60” and rectangles from 12” x 8” up to 60” x 58” outside diameter with wall thickness from .313” to 1” in a variety of steel grades are unparalleled. These large tubes are available in lengths up to 60 feet with 2” and 4” inside corner radii. Full penetration welds with UT testing are available upon request.

Steve Schaben

steve.schaben@valmont.com

800-825-6668 Ext. 3811

Valmonttubing.com


Z Modular

To get your building on the ground, it seems like you have to choose between speed, quality and cost. But with Z Modular, you get all three. With up to 80% of total project labor done inside factories across North America, we control every step of the process so you can meet more ambitious business goals—whether you need one building per year or one per month. Align to Build Better with Z Modular.

Richard Rozycki

Richard.Rozycki@z-modular.com

800-733-5606

www.z-modular.com

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