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The overall objective of the proposed project is to evaluate the out-of-plane seismic performance of a new design and detailing procedure for CIP and precast column pocket connections that will emerge in proposal Number 17Q3-E2-01_UNR.  The detailing procedure for CIP connections will take advantage of the lessons learned from a significant number of recent studies by the PI and others to simplify conventional construction by reducing steel congestion in connections.  Accomplishing the overall objective of this and proposal Number 17Q3-E2-01_UNR will contribute to NDOT’s ongoing efforts to update and develop new design and detailing standards for the footing and pier cap connection areas for both CIP and precast construction.