Steel Girt Design

by James M. Fisher, Computerized Structural Design, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-88/ASCE 5-88) and Specifications for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88) (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88)


Procedures are presented for the design of light gage cold formed girts and hot rolled girts. The effects of continuity, sag rods, and wall sheeting are discussed. Design procedures are presented for girts subjected to both wind pressures and suctions. Considerations relative to girts and their interaction with other building components are also discussed.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Steel frames | Cold-formed steel | Building design | Wind pressure | Wind loads | Suction

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