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- Subject: Structural System Determination
- From: Tom Bodkin <TBODKIN(--nospam--at)carrollengineering.com>
- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 09:28:37 -0500
selects the structural system that will be used for a building structure?
Does it come from the Architect, CM or owner?
I know it varies
based on several factors but I just wondering who typically specifies
Also, I'm picking a
thesis topic at Villanova and the answere to this question will help me out
alot. Do consultants generally specialize in one type of sytem when
it comes to building and industrial structures ie. steel frame, prescast
concrete, cast in place concrete floor systems and frames,
What usually governs
the selection of a structural sytem and what is usually used in the Northeastern
part of the country and in the rest of the country for that matter. I know
(or think) concrete fairs better in the drier, non freezing areas, CMU does
not so well in the wet freezing areas, and steel has fire proofing
I would appreciate
input based on your experiences.
Thomas W. Bodkin, E.I.T.
Phone: 215-343-5700 x360