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Specification Guide: 2021 Steel Product and Design/Fabrication Software Guide

Parul Dubey on April 1, 2021 - in specification section, 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, let us know at [email protected] or [email protected], and we’ll add it online.

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. DTIs are load cells that ensure compliance with bolting standards and specs. Torque, Turn-of-Nut and TCs can all produce false-positive tension, and regularly do: Torque scatter is ±40% for new bolts and worse for weathered. Relying on torque is optimism, at best. TCs are torque bolts that are adversely affected by cold or wet weather. Turn-of-Nut can be defeated by mispresenting turn angle, regardless of turn applied. DTIs read load. If a bolt is tight, a DTI will show it, independent of weather, torque, angle, tool or skill.

Chris Curven

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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.

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 Bull Moose Tube

Bull Moose Tube boasts more than a half-century of steadfast commitment to serving the steel pipe and tubing market. 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 the highest-grade steel, create less scale, form sharper corners, craft the straightest tube, and make the most-consistent welds.

Proprietary 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 and service.

Nate Carruthers

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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

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Ductile Iron Pipe Research

The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) serves as a resource and technical advisor to the water industry. DIPRA also provides representation on standards-making committees as well as technical research on a variety of applications-based topics. While DIPRA member companies have different names and locations, they share a common commitment to produce and deliver the finest quality water and wastewater pipe material in the world, Ductile Iron Pipe, and at the greatest possible value to its purchasers.

L. Gregg Horn

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For over 25 years, 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 it 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

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New Millennium Building Systems

Together, let’s build it better

New Millennium is a nationwide supplier of custom engineered and manufactured structural steel joist and deck building systems.

• Standard steel joists

• Special profile steel joists

• Joist girders

• Standard steel deck, including 32”

• Architectural steel deck

• Long-span composite floor systems

Early Design Assist

We are called upon early in the design-build process to assist in right system specification from our extensive portfolio of building system options.

Multi-Story Systems

For multi-story projects, we offer the broadest range of long-span, “thin-slab” composite floor systems, including dovetail composite, deep deck composite and composite joists.

Unique Roof-Lines

We are the leading provider of special profile steel joists for unique roof-lines; and we produce architectural steel deck for highly aesthetic, exposed ceiling applications.

Visit our project gallery: https://www.newmill.com/resources/project-gallery.html

Rich Madden

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Nucor Vulcraft/Verco Group

For 75 years, Vulcraft/Verco has been setting the standard for American-made steel joists, decking and structural floor systems. Building on that history of success, Vulcraft is now Nucor’s exclusive supplier of steel bar grating. With 45 offices across the country, Vulcraft estimates, details, manufactures, and delivers both standard grating panels and custom fabricated, ready-to-install grating in virtually any configuration.

Vulcraft/Verco also employs the industry’s latest technology with its online design tools, as an example, that help you select the most cost-effective, highest performing products for your project, including steel joists, steel roof and floor deck, dovetail deck, RediCor and, now, steel bar grating.

Learn more about the Nucor Vulcraft/Verco advantages:

• Range of innovative products

• Technical expertise

• Production flexibility

• Lower freight costs

• Convenient sales offices

Nucor Vulcraft/Verco. Powerful Partnerships. Powerful Results.

Dave Bjork

[email protected]



Simpson Strong-Tie

Yield-Link Moment Connection 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 moment 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.

The Yield-Link software from Simpson Strong-Tie makes it easier for specifiers and fabricators to quickly plan, model, detail and document structural-steel structures. From plugins to full integration, our broad range of software solutions help you design and build smarter, faster and easier than ever.

Tim Ellis

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Steel Deck Institute

Since its founding in 1939, the Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has provided uniform industry standards for the engineering, design, manufacture, and field usage of steel floor and roof decks. Members of the SDI are manufacturers of steel roof and floor decks. The products they manufacture are primarily used to support overlying roofing materials or to serve as a permanent form and/or positive reinforcement for concrete floor slabs.

There are many advantages to using steel deck in roof and floor construction. These include physical properties such as structural strength, all-weather constructability, and fire resistance. Uniform quality, proven durability, and economic value have also long been known to be attributes of steel roof and floor deck. More recently, building designers have recognized the advantages of steel deck for its appearance, acoustical properties, and sustainability. The mission of the SDI is to promote these advantages and provide guidance in the proper usage of steel roof and floor deck.

Robert Paul, P.E.

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Steel Tube Institute

The Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) Committee of the Steel Tube Institute (STI) includes the majority of hollow structural section producers in the United States. This group proudly provides technical and design information for the steel industry, including HSS Design Manuals, connection design aids, live and recorded webinars, technical articles, and other valuable resources for industry professionals. Many of these resources are free.

For example, the HSS Capability Tool is free to use and helps identify which shapes are commonly produced by member producers. Connection design aids include Excel spreadsheets and HSS Connex, which helps check HSS wall thicknesses.

For those looking to join our community, STI Professional Memberships are also available, providing resource bundles and manuals at a discount. To learn more about membership opportunities and explore our robust library of resources, go to steeltubeinstitute.org.

Joseph Anderson

[email protected]



AISC Steel Solutions Center

AISC is best known for its specifications and codes. But did you also know that we have a team of engineers who answer more than 150 technical questions every week—for free? Questions like these:

• Does the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings require that bolted moment connections be made slip-critical?

• Are plasma-cut bolt holes for bridge projects now acceptable when mechanically guided?

• I am designing a weld between a slotted HSS brace and a gusset plate. There will likely be a gap between the HSS material and the gusset plate for fit-up purposes. Should I increase the size of the fillet weld to account for the possibility of a gap?

Have a question of your own? AISC’s Steel Solutions Center is here to help!

Steel Solutions Center

[email protected]

866-ASK-AISC (866-275-2472)  


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 protective 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.

John Krzywicki

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ArcelorMittal is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major steel markets, including construction. Signature products, like our HISTAR (ASTM A913) steel, have been integral to numerous iconic structures, including One World Trade Center, 150 North Riverside, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and SoFi Stadium. Through our world-class R&D team and outstanding distribution network, we offer innovative, competitive and sustainable solutions that have led to several industry firsts, such as the 80-ksi rolled-steel shapes supplied in Chicago’s Union Station Tower.

Shelley Finnigan

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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

[email protected]



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

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For those who design, engineer, bid and build our world, Bluebeam Revu is how professionals get more done. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, Calif., Bluebeam has made desktop, mobile and cloud-based solutions for paperless workflows that set the standard for collaboration and workflow efficiency for individuals, teams and organizations worldwide. More than 2 million design and construction professionals in more than 135 countries trust Revu to maintain data integrity, improve communication and streamline processes.

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Canam is one of the largest fabricators of steel components in North America. Since 1961, we have specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating steel joists and decks in a variety of shapes, sizes and geometries. In addition to standard joists, Canam designs and manufactures joists with more complex forms to fit bold architectural needs or simply to cover large spans.

Product quality, jobsite management and timelines are critical factors in the execution of projects. Canam’s reliability makes life easier for customers.

For 60 years, with employees from around the world, Canam has proudly participated in the construction of more than 350,000 buildings in North America and elsewhere.



Canam Steel Corporation

Canam Steel Corporation (CSC) is a U.S.-based, service-oriented manufacturing company that manufactures open web steel joists and a variety of steel deck products. They work on a wide variety of construction projects from distribution warehouses, schools and high-rise buildings to stadiums, office buildings, retail buildings and renovations. Regardless of industry or project size, their specialized engineers find solutions. They currently have six manufacturing facilities across the country and serve customers in all 50 states.

Patsy Champagne

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ClarkDietrich offers a comprehensive lineup of products and services for both cold-formed steel framing and drywall/plastering finishing systems. We manufacture innovative products for interior and exterior framing, interior and exterior finishing, floor and roof framing as well as clips, connectors, metal lath, welded wire, barrier mesh and accessories.

As the demands for higher performance in all aspects of today’s buildings rise, we partner with teams of architects, engineers, building developers and owners, contractors, and more on projects of all sizes, scope and complexity.

Formed in 2011 through the combination of two established market leaders—ClarkWestern Building Systems and Dietrich Metal Framing—ClarkDietrich is in an unprecedented position to help you bring change to the built environment.

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As the nation’s leading producer of rebar, Commercial Metals Company offers a variety of concrete reinforcement products at a range of corrosion-resistance levels. ChromX rebar provides a high-strength, corrosion-resistant concrete reinforcing line of long steel products in various grades and levels of corrosion resistance. Martensitic Microcomposite Formable Steel (MMFX) is the innovation behind all ChromX products. It is this proprietary steel microstructure, along with a patented chemical composition, that creates corrosion-resistant and high-strength properties within the bar, rather than a coating.

Designers can select the appropriate level of corrosion resistance and strength needed (available in grades 100 and 120) specifically targeted to the service life for the project. High strength and corrosion-resistant properties within the steel result in a reduction in construction costs, shortened build times, reduced congestion issues and improved safety. In addition, building codes and design guides through ACI, ICC and AASHTO, among others, are available in support of high-strength designs using ChromX products.

Salem Faza

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Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel-reinforced concrete construction. Among the nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI authors many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities to advance and standardize the reinforced concrete construction industry.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related businesses. Our professional members (architects, engineers, contractors) are involved in the research, design and construction of steel-reinforced concrete.

CRSI also has a broad region manager network that supports both members and industry professionals, and creates awareness among the design/construction community through outreach activities.

Dave Mounce

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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

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As the nation’s leading producer of rebar, Commercial Metals Company offers a variety of concrete reinforcement products at a range of corrosion resistance levels. This includes GalvaBar, our continuously galvanized rebar (CGR) with a pure zinc alloy coating. CGR provides the proven protection of zinc in its coating that is applied prior to fabrication and is able to be fully fabricated without specialty equipment or unique processes required. GalvaBar complies with ASTM A1094 requirements for continuous hot-dip galvanized steel bars and concrete reinforcement. It is inventoried and available from our plant in Catoosa, Okla., and can be distributed throughout CMC’s supply chain and logistics network or through your current rebar supply chain.

Mike Stroia

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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 more than 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

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IES, Inc.

When you need to design steel structures, you will want to use the IES Building Suite. These tools will help you analyze and design the framing, the connections and the foundation. Engineers are more successful when they use tools they can enjoy. IES structural software products are providing the results that will lift your practice to the next level. Try them free with complete functionality, email support, and video-based training. Solve your next problem in minutes.

Terry Kubat

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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.



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

[email protected]

734-677-2305 ext. 208


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.

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Nucor is North America’s largest and most-diversified steel company. We share our customers’ drive to lead industries—our Construction Solutions team is no different. From concept sketch to ribbon cutting, we’re committed to making your ambitions a reality. And with the most-progressive minds in steel and design by our side, we’re committed to advancing the built world.

We champion steel as the material of the future. Through novel applications, innovation at every stage in the value chain, and new, dynamic technology, we create new ways to build. And by partnering from concept to project completion, we forge new ways to create. Our combined perspectives and technical solutions push boundaries while remaining commercially competitive. Our team is ready to help you take on your next challenge.

Tabitha S. Stine, S.E., P.E., LEED AP

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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 and 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, North America’s most-diversified steel and steel products company.

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.

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Qnect, an intelligent, cloud-based connection service, gives fabricators, detailers and engineers fast and flexible connections with significant cost and schedule savings. In minutes, users can connect most steel buildings without capital cost and with minimal initial training. Two important benefits of Qnect include: Preference Optimization and Bolt Optimization.

Optimization provides multiple, extremely quick runs that compares different connections and bolt options and then prioritizes all within AISC requirements. A 20-50% reduction in bolt count, bolt holes, time for bolting, machine use, skilled laborers needed, and erection time is common. Result: Your team confidently wins more business, while reducing your costs and increasing per-project profits.

Christian Erickson

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QuickFrames USA

QuickFrames USA is leading the industry with its engineered structural support systems for commercial roofs and floors. 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. 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

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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.

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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

[email protected]



Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance

eSPAN140 is a free-to-use, interactive web-based design tool for short span steel bridges up to 140 feet long developed by the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance. It is an all-in-one resource for designing rolled-beam, plate-girder and buried-soil structures, requiring minimal input and generating preliminary designs in less than five minutes. eSPAN140 provides standard designs and details to expedite project delivery. It includes information on elastomeric bearings, bearing stiffeners, intermediate, and end diaphragms and connections. eSPAN140 was updated in 2020 to include press-brake tub girder designs, simplified buried bridge options, and contact information for available suppliers. More than 5,000 preliminary design solutions have been generated since eSPAN140 was introduced in 2012. For more information, visit www.shortspansteelbridges.org/resources/espan140.

Dan Snyder

[email protected]



Steel Dynamics

Steel Dynamics, Inc. is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States and in Mexico. Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll and coated steel sheet; structural steel beams and shapes; rail; rebar; engineered special-bar-quality steel; cold-finished steel; merchant bar products; specialty steel sections; and steel joists and deck.

Rob Carter

[email protected]



The Steel Joist Institute

The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) was founded in 1928 to address the lack of uniform joist standards within the industry. We are a nonprofit organization of active joist manufacturers and other individuals and entities connected to 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 resources, including publications, live and recorded webinars, and design tools to assist the structural engineer with utilization of steel joists and Joist Girders. The Roof and Floor Bay analysis tools provide efficient and economical joist and joist girder options, including cost data, for most projects. We also offer tools, such as the Joist and Joist Girder Reinforcement Tool, and 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/SJI-tools.

Ken Charles

[email protected]



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

[email protected]




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

[email protected]



V&S Galvanizing

Voigt & Schweitzer LLC, known as V&S Galvanizing in the industry, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, currently operates eight hot-dip galvanizing facilities located in the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-South regions of the United States.

V&S Galvanizing is a galvanizing service provider that believes in safely doing what we say we’ll do and continually investing in our people, equipment and experience to ensure total customer satisfaction.

Our never say no, get it done attitude drives us forward to educate and work closely with our partners to produce exceptional work—day in and day out. No opportunity is too large or too small for our experts, who continue to deliver year after year.



Valmont Tubing

Valmont’s innovative HSS SuperStruct custom structural 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 10” up to 60” x 48” outside diameter with wall thickness from 0.313” to 0.875” in a variety of steel grades are unparalleled. These large tubes are available in lengths up to 60 feet with 2” inside corner radii. Full-penetration welds with UT testing are available upon request. Minimum order quantity: one section.

Steve Schaben

[email protected]

800-825-6668 ext. 6934


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

[email protected]



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