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Being a structural engineer in Las Vegas, I have seen the construction of many interior domed ceilings in casinos and hotels, and in all cases where the radius was less than 12'-0" CFS sections were used.

>>> "Canitz, Charles F NAB02" <Charles.F.Canitz(--nospam--at)nab02.usace.army.mil> 04/16/01 04:17AM >>>
A friend recently requested help in designing an interior circular domed
ceiling for his house. The dome has a 8 ft radius and will support plaster.
Assuming 16 quarter circular segments, he intends to use L-3x3x1/4. My
initial impression is that using structural steel framing may be an
overkill; that CFS studs may suffice. Is anyone aware of any design guidance
for this type of structure?

TIA,
Charlie Canitz 


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