It’s all about connections, and in this third part of the SpeedConnection Challenge series, we’re looking for new approaches to column splices. A column splice is the connection at the end of one column to another.
The key words here are FAST and EASY – to design, fabricate, and erect safely. Your outside-the-box idea could become an open-source, non-proprietary system that will revolutionize the entire industry!
We want to hear perspectives from all industries and academic affiliations–architects, engineers (any type), construction professionals/tradesmen, structural steel professionals/tradesmen, researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and anyone else with a spark of inspiration.
Column splices haven’t changed much over time. They typically use bolts, welds, or a combination of the two. But what if there were a better way to splice a column?
That’s where you come in with a new, fast, and less costly way to connect a column to another column.
So, what’s your “back of the napkin” idea? We can help develop it into a revolutionary concept!