Cladding Failures — Lack of a Professional Interface

by Jerry G. Stockbridge, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Wiss, Janney, Elstner & Assocs., Northbrook, Ill.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Technical Councils of ASCE, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 2, Pg. 307-317

Document Type: Journal Paper


The importance of having complete collaboration between the architect and structural engineer when designing high-rise buildings clad with masonry is examined. Examples are sited where a lack of professional interface has resulted in cladding failures. Recommendations are made as to how the structural engineer can better collaborate with the architect.

Subject Headings: Cladding | Failure analysis | Architects | Building design | Structural design | High-rise buildings | Masonry

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