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.
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