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Seismic-proof bolted column connections – Design

Seismic Column Connections includes a design service by Peikko. Service includes checking the design requirements and final design of the connections - to be approved by you. 

Seismic Column Connection design process:

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Initial Information

Including preliminary dimensioning of the structural elements and definition of the seismic design parameters

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Choosing the design alternative

Checking the design requirements for using an energy dissipative connection

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Final design 

Including seismic checks according to EN 1998-1

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Design approval and order

How to design?

Design of Peikko Bolted Column Connections for seismic applications is compatible with EN 1998-1 (Eurocode 8) requirements. Conditions for which the connection is considered as energy dissipative under cyclic loading can be found in the Technical Manual. The static performance of HPKM® Column Shoes and HPM-EQ Anchor Bolts is fully covered by European Technical Approvals ETA-18/0037 and ETA-02/0006. Preliminary design for static loading can be carried out by using Peikko Designer Column Connection module.

Please contact Peikko’s Customer Engineering Service for support regarding seismic checks and final design.

Design Tools

Peikko offers software tools and design components to make designing faster and easier. Optimize structural designs by using Peikko's tested, approved products and efficient design tools. All downloads are free.

Download design tools

Peikko Designer®

Including a wide range of European design norms and several languages, Peikko Designer® has dedicated modules for:

  • Column Connections
  • Punching Reinforcements
  • Anchor Plates

The modern and intuitive user interface is based on interactive 3D graphics.

Peikko Toolbox for Revit and AutoCAD

Peikko Toolbox includes Revit families and AutoCAD 2D blocks for many Peikko products. Peikko Toolbox supports Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT versions 2016, 2017 and 2018. It includes product information and automatically notifies users of available updates.

Tekla Structures

Peikko offers free plugins to insert Peikko products and connections into your Tekla model. You can also create reports about Peikko products using the report template. Plugins include product information links and videos showing how products are used. It is also easy to check for plugin updates.

Elena Camnasio

Elena Camnasio

Customer engineer

Mob. +39 389 1935138
[email protected]