In life, success often depends on paying attention to details and making the right connections. When fastening metals together, it is no different. The wrong connection can cause significant failure. In common construction applications fasteners can spontaneously fail for no apparent reason. These failures may occur shortly after installation or even months or years later leaving the contractor, building owner and other responsible parties puzzled over the cause of failure and cost of remedy.

The following presentation by Gregg Melvin with Elco Construction Products identifies the risks and offers solutions so that the right fasteners are used on your  job.

Making the Right Connections: Avoiding Metal Fastener Failures (PDF).