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Hyatt Regency Collapse (was:E: Plan Check (was Re: Rigid Wood Diaphragm?)

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Thursday, October 16, 2003, 7:51:38 AM, you wrote:

HBJ> Re Hyatt Regency collapse:

HBJ> My understanding on this failure was that the rods supporting the
HBJ> balcony were changed from continuous to a spliced connection.  So that
HBJ> the nut on the upper end of the lower rod was overloaded.  I thought
HBJ> this was a construction change in the field and not the design intent.
HBJ> If this was the case, then the plan check would not have caught it.

http://www.uoguelph.ca/~ajenney/webpage.htm for some pictures and
further description.

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Best regards,
 Mike Jones, P.E.             mailto:mike(--nospam--at)jlaeng.com
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