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Your local precast companies will have typical connection details in their literature.  If you need, I can fax you some typical details from these catalogues.

Brian Stanley, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Seth W. Cutler [mailto:seth(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 12:06 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Braced Frame Cladding

I'm working on a 3 story steel braced frame building with 5 1/2" conc.
panels as cladding on some parts of the building.  What type of connections
should I use to attach the panels to the structural steel?  If I weld the
panels directly to the columns and collector beams then won't that be
stiffer and load the panels rather than the braces?

This is the first building I've had to deal with cladding issues like this
and was hoping you guys might have some advice / input.

Some ideas I've had are only attaching the cladding to the horizontal
perimeter beams with an angle welded to the panel and then bolted to the
beam with a slotted hole to allow the frame to move horizontally.  Does
this create other issues?

Seth W. Cutler
R. L. Morrison Engineering Co.

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