American Society of Civil Engineers


Strong Diagonals


by John P. Miller, P.E., M.ASCE, (Principal, KPFF Consulting Engineers in St. Louis, Missouri.) and Douglas Antholz, P.E., M.ASCE, (Project Manager, KPFF Consulting Engineers in St. Louis, Missouri.)

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 76, No. 11, November 2006, pp. 60-67

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Abstract: Exterior Diagonal Systems that carry both gravity and lateral loads in building structures — known as exodiagonals or diagrids — are increasingly being used worldwide to provide freedom of form in structural support, improved efficiency, and the redundancy necessary to help prevent progressive collapse.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Diagnosis
Lateral loads
Progressive collapse
Support structures