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The HSS Design Manuals

Hollow structural sections (HSS) continue to surge in popularity due to benefits such as design versatility, high strength-to-weight ratio, and increasing availability. To ensure engineers, architects, fabricators and anyone involved in structural steel have a complete technical resource for using HSS, we have created the HSS Design Manuals. The manuals are written by structural engineers for structural engineers and others active in the design and specification of HSS.

HSS DESIGN MANUAL

Volume 1

  • Section properties (both reduced and unreduced wall thicknesses)
  • Material specs for ASTM A500, A1085, A847, A252 and A1065
  • Fireproofing, Architectural Considerations, Tolerances, Seismic

HSS DESIGN MANUAL

Volumes 2A & 2B

Design Discussion, Examples and Capacity Tables for:

  • Columns (both unfilled and concrete filled)
  • Beams
  • Tension Members, Torsion

HSS DESIGN MANUAL

Volume 3

Design Discussion, Examples and Capacity Tables for:

  • HSS Shear Beam to Column Connections
  • HSS Moment Beam to Column Connections

HSS DESIGN MANUAL

Volume 4

Design Discussion and Examples for:

  • Truss Connections (HSS-to-HSS)
  • HSS Bracing Connections

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