Practice Advisory 4: Do sweat the 'small' stuff - Connection design and detailing
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- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Information type
- Section 175 guidance
If you're a design engineer, you need to make sure the design and details of structural steel connections will satisfy the concept and transmitting loads between the main structural elements. The design and detailing of structural steel connections is not always being carried out in accordance with principles of statics, material behaviour and technical guidelines. Incorrect design and construction of connections can seriously undermine the integrity of the structure.