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I don't think your missing anything.  26 foot opening close to mid height of
panel I would expect a lot more than just standard trim steel.


Paul Feather PE, SE
www.SE-Solutions.net
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Wilson" <wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 7:54 AM
Subject: Tilt-up panel jamb steel


> I am reviewing an existing building with 32ft tall
> panels and a bar joist roof.  Two 7" thick panels with
> #4's at 12" (h&v) frame the sides of a 26ft wide x
> 18ft tall opening.  There is no indication on the
> original plans that extra steel was provided at the
> panel edges to support wind loading from the door.
>
> Not being too familiar with tilt-up, it seems logical
> that the openings should have thickened panel sections
> with additional reinforcing steel, or additional steel
> channels or beams to support jamb and header loads.
> Am I missing something about tilt-up construction, or
> were these panels not designed appropriately?
>
> Project is Exposure C in a 90mph wind zone.
>
> Thanks,
> Jim Wilson
> Stroudsburg, PA
>
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