An engineering firm designed the plates at the general contractor's request. The plates were designed according to specifications and quotes were requested from various manufacturers. SlipNOT® steel plate was chosen for the project and shop drawings were produced and approved by FDOT. SlipNOT® provided 1/4” x 15” x 108” A572-50 steel plates for the project. By forming the plates to exact drawings, the general contractor and FDOT could easily install the finished product without having to worry about further fabrication in the field.
Since the plates were going to be used for expansion joints, the steel would have to be galvanized or painted to protect against rust and corrosion. Ultimately, FDOT decided to galvanize the expansion joints. SlipNOT® galvanized products are durable, rust and corrosion resistant and have an unmatched surface hardness.