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Connections Guide

Steel Connect (SCNZ 14.1:2007; SCNZ 14.2:2007) provides structural engineers with a rapid and cost-effective way to specify the majority of structural steelwork connections, in accordance with accepted fabrication industry norms. Specification of these connections also facilitates the development of reliable cost estimates by designers, fabricators, consulting quantity surveyors and constructors.

Steel Connect is published in two parts. Part 1 includes detailed design procedures for the connections.
Part 2 includes tables of pre-engineered connections developed using the procedures described in Part 1.

In Part 1 the technical background for each of the connections includes a summary of the key design aims, and the steps and calculations required to achieve them. The maximum design actions and design capacities listed in Part 2 are based on the limit states method. Connection design capacities are calculated in accordance with the New Zealand Steel Structures Standard, NZS3404:1997. Factored limit state design actions on connections are calculated in accordance with the New Zealand Loadings Standard, AS/NZS 1170.

The prices for the Connections Guide resources for non-members are:
  • $92 for Part 1 (physical copy) - click here
  • $115 for Part 2 (physical copy) - click here
  • $280 for Online Connections Guide - click here
  • $350 for Connections Guide Package (includes physical copies of part 1 & 2, as well as access to the Online version) - click here
Current SCNZ Members receive VIP pricing, and complimentary access to the Online Connections Guide - please ensure you are logged in to view. 

All prices include GST.

If any SCNZ member has an old SCNZ Connections Guide Folder (as issued by SCNZ) that they wish to dispose of – SCNZ will accept returned folders. Simply return your SCNZ Connections Guide Folder by mail to SCNZ PO BOX 76403 Manukau City 2241 and upon receipt SCNZ will issue a credit of $4.80 plus GST. This only applies to SCNZ Connection Guide Folders as issued from SCNZ.


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