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Overlapped HSS K-Connections: To Weld or Not Weld the Hidden Toe?

Hollow Structural Sections

For a proper welded joint to the chord member, an overlapped rectangular HSS K-connection will have one branch welded on top of th…

Students & Faculty

Hollow Structural Sections

The Steel Tube Institute promotes the use of steel tubing in construction through various educational resources, including webinar…

Fabrication of Square HSS

Expert Tips for Cost-Effective HSS Specification and Fabrication

Hollow Structural Sections

Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) are an increasingly popular choice in structural steel design. They offer superior strength-to-we…

Insights from a Steel Fabricator: Overcoming Fabrication Challenges through Communication, Technology, and Experience

Hollow Structural Sections

Our team was able to meet with Jesse Bessmer, director of project management and quality assurance at Metal Works, to discuss his …

Mercedes Benz Stadium

Utilizing Technology, Expertise and Communication for Better Connection Design Outcomes

Hollow Structural Sections

Our team was able to meet and interview Jerod Hoffman and Eric Corwin at Meyer Borgman Johnson to learn more about their experienc…

Deep Dive into HSS Shear and Moment Connection Examples

Hollow Structural Sections

HSS is commonly utilized as a column or truss member due to its efficiency to transfer axial and torsional forces in a structure. …

STI Member Profile: Forging Strong Partnerships and Opportunities

Hollow Structural Sections

For over 50 years, Vest Inc. has been creating products for the steel industry, but it didn’t rest on its laurels. It is constan…

Bolting to HSS

Hollow Structural Sections

Using an end-plate (flange-plate) connection

Round HSS Bolted End-Plate Connections under Axial Tension Loading

Hollow Structural Sections

Splicing HSS members together using a bolted connection is favored over a fully welded connection, as site bolting is a far simple…



Steel: The Premier Green Construction MaterialThe most recycled material by weight in the world is steel, and it can be…

HSS Articles Authored by Dr. Jeffrey A. Packer

An international authority and a leading expert in the field of tubular steel structures. Dr. Jeffrey A. Packer has contributed several technical articles on behalf of STI to assist practicing engineers and architects in HSS design.

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