Standard Cleats

Here we’ll look at standardizing cleats following on from what has been discussed under Bolted End-Cleats. It’s not an accident that the proposed standards align with Welded End-Plates. Though interchangeability is not really recommended, it does have advantages with regards to general Standardization. The standard cleats proposed below all assume a Standard Gauge – however, …

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Bolted End-Cleats

End Cleats are usually used to connect beam-to-beam – they may also be used for beam-to-column connections but there are limitations, which we’ll look at later in this article Cleats are usually fabricated from standard hot-rolled angle sections and may be configured either as ‘Single’ or ‘Double’. Single cleats offer many practical advantages, the most …

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