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RE: Concrete Masonry Load Bearing Buildings

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> Does anyone have any thoughts on masonry load bearing vs steel?

In seismic country, steel used to be used a lot more than in the projects
I've seen recently.  People are staying away from moment-resisting frames
because of Northridge and the uproar still going on about beam-column
connections.  I see lots of braced frames if steel framing is used.  Every
project is different, of course, but, in general, one and two-story
non-residential are reinforced masonry and structures more than 2 stories
are steel.