“SME Steel fabricates the trusses in one piece at its shop in West Jordan, Utah, before cutting each truss into five sections. Those five sections are then cut horizontally creating a total of 10 segments that are hauled over highways on tractor trailers. Once on site in Las Vegas, SME Steel crews bolt the sections back together using nearly 2,000 bolts per truss. Most of the bolts have a diameter of 2 1/4 in. Jones says the original design called for the trusses to be welded back together, but in an effort to expedite erection, SME Steel recommended bolted connections.”
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