BUILD WITH DURAFUSE FRAMES

DuraFuse Frames are innovative steel moment frames for resisting wind and earthquake forces.

This ingenious frame design uses replaceable fuse plates to protect beams and columns, making buildings more resilient to severe earthquakes.

DuraFuse Frames provide economic seismic protection and industry-leading resilience that are easy to incorporate, fast to install, and commercially competitive.

What’s different about DuraFuse Frames? Other moment frame systems are designed to sacrifice the beams during severe earthquakes, making them difficult or impossible to repair. The bottom fuse plate protects the beams and columns (ZERO damage to beams and columns) and is the ONLY part to be replaced after a severe earthquake with NO need to replace following lesser events.

How do DuraFuse Frames Work? The fully rigid connections are undamaged for wind and moderate earthquakes. During severe earthquakes, deformations are accommodated by shear yielding and bolt slip of the fuse plate.

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DuraFuse Frames is an innovative company with a reputation for consistent advancement at the highest level of wind and seismic design.

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