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I have sent this before, but have not gotten a response.  It was about the time that several people have indicated problems receiving email from the list, so I thought I'd try again.

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Bruce Holcomb  
> Sent:	Wednesday, October 08, 2003 11:58 AM
> To:	Seaint (E-mail)
> Subject:	Deflection limits for skylight support framing.
> 
> I am looking for deflection limits for designing skylight support framing.  I have a 40' x 180' gabled skylight bearing on a perimeter of W-beams spanning between steel columns at various spacings of 15' to a maximum of 40'.  The skylight MFR. has told me I must maintain a max. deflection in any direction of L/750.  That seems somewhat reasonable for horizontal deflection of a gabled skylight, but that seems way to strict for vertical deflection.  In AISC Design Guide #3, on page 21, I find a DIFFERENTIAL vertical deflection limit of L1/240 (max of 1/2") where L1 is the span of the skylight.  This would be no problem to achieve for most beam spans.  I also see L/300 for live load deflection (p. 4)... again, no problem.
> 
> I understand that AAMA has a reference: TIR A11-96.  Does anyone have this document?  Any experience with vertical deflection limit of skylight support framing would be helpful.
> 
> 
> Bruce D. Holcomb, PE
> Butler, Rosenbury & Partners
> 300 S. Jefferson, Suite 505
> Springfield, MO 65806-2217
> ph (417) 865-6100
> fax (417) 865-6102
> 
> 
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