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ANY HELP FROM ANYBODY?  DO ANY OF YOU GUYS WORK FOR METAL BUILDING COMPANIES
AND CAN PROVIDE SOME HELP?


----- Original Message -----
From: Juan José Treff De la Mora <jjtreff(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 3:27 PM
Subject: METAL BUILDING DESIGN METHODS


> Hello,
>     As you probably know, metal building companies use a different
method
> for the analysis and design of rigid frames with web tapered members
than
> the one proposed by Dr. George C. Lee and used in AISC Appendix F. I
find
> AISC's method confusing and not practical. I've tried MBMA 1996 Low Rise
> Building Systems Manual without success so I am hoping one of you
colleagues
> can help me.
>
>     Do any of you know where can I get this "methods used by metal
building
> companies"?  I know they use a simpler way (initial and final depth
> determination, depth variation, design tensile, compressive, flexural,
> shear, torsional and combined strengths, K, Cm, Cb, supports, etc.) and
the
> info provided would only be for learning and continuing education
purposes.
> Is not like I'm becoming competition of these companies when they share
> their information with me. Maybe there's not such info available but an
> outline or an example might help me.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Juan Jose Treff


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