Atlas Tube Launches Second HSS Video Series

CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, announced today the premiere of the second part of its ongoing educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS), "Designing with HSS." This new installment will feature videos covering topics about HSS connections.

The new "Designing with HSS" series starts with a video called "Intro to HSS Connections," which discusses the various types of connections and the unique challenges involved when designing with hollow structural sections. Atlas Tube Senior Sales Engineer Brad Fletcher speaks to HSS connections and other technical topics regarding steel HSS.

"This series provides us an opportunity to really dive into designing with HSS, addressing HSS connection design specifically," said Fletcher. "The first video series educated engineers and fabricators on HSS design, and now the second series will tackle the more technical side of HSS connections."

Atlas Tube's mission is to directly serve the structural design community with relevant and useful information on implementing steel HSS in structural elements. Some key takeaways from the new videos include:

  • The local strength of HSS members is an integral part of HSS connection design.
  • Proper member selection by the EOR will have an effect on HSS connection design.
  • Reinforcing of connections is difficult, expensive and usually not an option due to architectural or fabrication restraints.

Atlas Tube will post the new "Designing with HSS" installment on JMC Steel Group's YouTube channel and on Atlas' blog. The four videos in the series will be released over the next few months, covering issues ranging from HSS truss connections to HSS product availability.

Visit JMC Steel Group's YouTube channel to watch the "Intro to HSS Connections" right now.

Jelani Rucker


About Atlas Tube

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, produces a wide range of steel tubular products and is the leading provider of hollow structural sections (HSS) in North America. Other offerings include HSS Design Tools, straight-seam electric resistance welding (ERW) pipe piling and EPOX Z KOTE®powder primed tubing. For more information, contact Atlas Tube at 800.733.5683 or Or visit

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