Structural Engineers Association of New York
SEAoNY May Webinar
May 11. 2021
12 pm - 1:15 pm
Trusses are one of the more common uses of Hollow Structural Sections (HSS). The joints and connections of HSS members in trusses can be the cause of confusion during design and of unneeded costs during fabrication. This presentation will highlight how to avoid some of the common pitfalls when designing and detailing HSS truss connections and joints. Through some simple rules of thumb, it will be shown that proper sizing of truss members and proper design of truss joints and connections can lead to a much more cost effective and efficient structure
Brad Fletcher, S.E., is the senior sales engineer at Atlas Tube. In this role, Brad leverages his 28 years of experience in engineering design and the steel industry to provide technical expertise on the use of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) to design engineers and architects.
A registered structural engineer in the state of Illinois, Brad has held senior positions at leading architecture and engineering firms, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Sargent & Lundy; and Halvorson and Partners. For the past fourteen years, Brad has focused his efforts on serving as a liaison between structural designers and the steel industry.
Brad holds a BSCE and MSCE from Purdue University. He is active in many industry groups, including AISC, CISC, CSA, STI and ASTM International.
210511 HSS Truss Connections.pdf
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