Get Involved with Cladding Design

by Roger J. Becker, Vice President; Computerized Structural Design, Milwaukee, Wisc.,
Rita Robison, Associate Ed.; Civil Engineering--ASCE, New York, N. Y. 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 6, Pg. 70-73

Document Type: Feature article

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Abstract: Structural engineers should get involved with cladding design for their buildings. Including disclaimers for responsibility in the design contract will not prevent trouble or lawsuits, and the structural engineer is in the best position to coordinate the design between the architect and the supplier. The structural engineer should carefuly check shop drawings, which should include all of the forces used at connection points of the cladding. A checklist for decisions during planning, design, and shop drawing review is included.

Subject Headings: Building design | Cladding | Structural engineering | Liability |

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