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Javier,

If you look at some of the commentaries available you will find that you can go either way with a traditional piperack (i.e. transverse moment frame/longitudinal braced).  However if you go with the "Non-Building Building Like" assumption with an R >3 then you need to meet all the other related building requirements such as irregularity restrictions, height limits, special connection detailing, etc.  If you go completely with a Non-Building assumption with R < or = 3 then you may not need to comply with all these other requirements.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
Fluor



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04/25/2006 12:22 PM
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May a pipe rack composed of beams, columns and braces be considered as a building-type structure or is it a non-building structure? Note that the resulting loads and R-factors are quite different. Thanks in advance,
 
Javier Encinas, MSCE, PE
SPECTRA Engineering, PSC


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