Design Issues in Steel Buildings

by John L. Ruddy, Fletcher-Thompson Inc, United States,

Abstract: The Committee on Design of Steel Building Structures of the Committee on Metals of the Structural Division of ASCE was formed in 1981, with the express purpose of studying problems that are uniquely associated with the design of the overall structural steel building. The initial thrust of the committee was to collect design problems which are encountered for which no documented solution apparently exists. Problems were collected from committee members representing a broad geographic coverage and respondents represented both large and small structural engineering practices. Avenues for publication of rational and realistic solutions to commonly encountered problems are regularly sought. This presentation serves as one of those avenues by discussing four of the problems that have been addressed by the committee.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Building design | Cold-formed steel | Steel frames | Thrust | Engineering profession | Publications

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