SME Steel Contractors, Inc. Among Winners of IDEAS2
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recently announced the winners of the 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards. The annual awards are designed to recognize all team members responsible for excellence and innovation in a project's use of structural steel.
SDS/2 customer SME Steel Contractors, Inc., of West Jordan, Utah, was a team member on two National Award-winning projects.
San Diego Main Public Library Dome
United Therapeutics Pedestrian Connector
SME Steel served as the fabricator/erector for the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park, in Newport Beach, California, winner of the National Award - Greater than $75 Million. The new civic center and park incorporates an iconic wave-shaped roof that covers the city hall portion of the building and provides ample outdoor shelter. The company also detailed, fabricated and erected the San Diego Main Public Library Dome, in San Diego, California, winner of the National Award - Less than $15 Million. (That project was the Grand Prize - Commercial winner of the 2012 Solid Steel Competition.)
SME Steel was also the fabricator/erector for the U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, California (Merit Award - Greater than $75 Million), and the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, Salt Lake City, Utah (Merit Award - Greater than $75 Million).
The winner of the 2011 Grand Prize - Commercial Solid Steel Competition — the United Therapeutics Pedestrian Connector in Silver Spring, Maryland — was also recognized in the competition. Cartee-Berry & Associates, LLC of Florence, South Carolina, detailed the Merit Award - Less than $15 Million-winning project.
Other SDS/2 customers earning recognition in the competition include:
Merit Award - Greater than $75 Million
Merit Award - $15 Million to $75 Million
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan
Merit Award - Less than $15 Million
To learn more about these projects, check out the May 2014 issue of Modern Steel Construction.
Quick Support Tip: AISC Single Angle Thickness Requirements
When designing single-angle connections, SDS/2 will follow the recommended minimum angle thicknesses found on page 10-133 of the AISC 14th Edition Manual. Recommended minimum angle thicknesses are 3/8 in. for 3/4 in. and 7/8 in. diameter bolts and 1/2 in. for 1 in. diameter bolts.
Users specify the angle size for SDS/2 to use when designing single-angle connections in Job or Fabricator Options > Standard Fabricator Connections > Clip Angle Configurations > Single, Bolted if bolted, or Single, Welded if welded.
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