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SDS/2 Connection Optimization

SDS/2: Connection Optimization Provides Significant Savings

Advances in connection design software technology results in streamlined steel fabrication and erection savings between $40 and $75 per ton.

A commonly overlooked area when seeking to reduce fabrication costs, the number of bolts used throughout a structure can present ample opportunity to eliminate expenses and associated labor. T

Typically governed by one of three criteria– the load, either engineer-provided or system-generated; AISC's recommended plate length rule as it applies to stabilizing a beam; or an engineer-provided minimum number of bolts schedule–connections are often over-designed, leading to excessive and unnecessary bolts. 

To learn more about how SDS/2's connection design optimization provides significant project savings, read the case study.