Base plate is commonly used for supporting a column protruding from a concrete pad or foundation. It is essential to leave a gap of between 20 and 30 mm between steel plates and concrete to ensure stability and longevity. The remaining gap will need to be filled; this is achieved by packing a dry mixture of concrete into the available space.
Forming part of the end plate connection, an end plate is used to join a column to a flange or to another beam.
End Plate Connection
An end plate connection joins a column to a beam, a flange, or another beam. It is a common element of any build.