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The Story of the ConX System

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Data Center Construction At Warp Speed

Data Center Construction At Warp Speed Read More »

Steel Framing Gets Faster, Better, Safer

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ConX Featured in Modern Steel

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Prefabulous! ConXtech featured in Autodesk’s Line//Shape//Space

Prefabulous! ConXtech featured in Autodesk’s Line//Shape//Space Read More »

LA: “Downtown’s Snap-and-Go Building”

LA: “Downtown’s Snap-and-Go Building” Read More »

ConX in Alberta Construction Magazine

ConX in Alberta Construction Magazine Read More »

Modular Pipe Rack in Oil Sands Review

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Robotic Shop

Robotic Shop

WHILE U.S.DEMAND FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL has increased significantly over the last five years, construction spending prospects have declined rapidly for the beginning of 2009 as the credit freeze recession spreads rapidly through most economies around the world. Now that the economic stimulus plan has passed, questions remain as to how soon we might begin to see the infrastructure projects moving, and whether they will be sufficient in sparking a turnaround for the economy…

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It’s All About the Connection

It’s All About the Connection

ConXtech uses custom-developed technology to join structural steel design and manufacturing

In the world of structural steel, connections can make or break a project, both literally and metaphorically. Bob Simmons, a 30-year veteran of the structural concrete industry, developed an innovative system for connecting columns and beams. His patented invention, SMRSF (Simmons Moment Resisting Space Frame), uses standard HSS (hollow-structural section) columns and wide-flange beams with an interlocking connection. The custom-manufactured columns are welded with male-dovetailed inner-collar plates in the factory. The beams are robotically welded with female-dovetailed outer-collar plates on each end. At the construction site, the beams are lowered into place from above between the erected columns. The result is a stable steel structure that workers can assemble quickly. The method is the foundation of ConXtech, a design, manufacturing and construction service provider to the commercial residential housing industry…

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