ConXtech's revolutionary building technology in the 2010 Seismic Design Manual...Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications for seismic design and detailing. ConXL offers design teams a robust yet simplified factory manufactured lower and locking steel connection system. In conventional steel structures , engineers incorporate a significant number of dissimilar and relatively complex steel connections within a building frame. Those connections are detailed and then handcrafted, cut and fit from a wide array of steel shapes and sections...The more demanding the seismic or wind loading, the more complex that structure gets, and the more time consuming it becomes for the fabrication and construction teams to deliver, states Robert Simmons, CEO of ConXtech. The ConX System utilizes the identical factory manufactured connectors redundantly throughout the structure delivering unprecedented robustness, quality and speed of construction. The company, which currently holds fifty patents on its building technologies, products and methods, has begun to make its technology available through a network of ConX Certified Fabricators. ConXR system in a high-density residential structures at Santana Row in San Jose, CA in 2004. The company developed its longer span ConXL system in 2007 and built the first structure incorporating the ConXL connection in Santa Clara, CA in 2008. Both the ConXR and ConXL systems have been compared to a "Full-Scale Erector Set" and both heavily depend on ConXtech's proprietary manufacturing technology to assure quality, precision and ease of assembly in the field. ConXtech's Representative Engineer during this qualification process...As such, it offers engineers the ability to design economical and highly redundant structures that offer superior seismic and progressive collapse resistance, states Hamburger. Connection Prequalification Review Panel comprised of twenty-one world class consultants, building officials, fabricators and academics. The bi-axial testing subjected ConXL to the typical Seismic Provisions cyclic loading protocol, while simultaneously subjecting the connection to a constant orthogonal load equal to 100% of the probable maximum moment (Mpr) of the primary beams. No other steel framing connection has been subjected to this type of loading -- the ConXtech connections are the only true bi-axial steel moment connections in the market today...Seismic Provision's conformance demonstration requirements for SMF and IMF connections and greatly simplifies the project approval process...The company has developed ConX®, a revolutionary structural steel building system which enables rapid delivery of robust, cost efficient and sustainable structures. The company sells a standard set of manufactured "lower and locking" connectors and building components enabling the mass-customization of a precise structural building frame or "chassis" to which other factory manufactured building modules can be added. When assembled into multi-bay, multi-story structures, the patented connection technology delivers a brace-free grid of special moment frames ("SMF") ideal for commercial, healthcare, military, high-density residential, data center, educational, and industrial structures. The ConX System reduces time and overall project costs when compared to conventional structures and brings a systemic change to the building process, enabling owners and developers to predictably build "Faster, Better, Safer and Greener". ConX SMF connections meet special detailing requirements for the most demanding seismic loading as well as the current U.S. Department of Defense anti-terrorism standards for blast and progressive collapse resistance. Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications for use by structural engineers worldwide. ConXtech licenses its fabrication technologies, methods and processes to a growing network of certified fabricators and erectors.