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- To: "seaint" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: retail center lateral system (3 sided masonry)
- From: "Will Haynes" <gtg740p(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 20:58:49 -0400
I would be concerned if you were cantilevering the 300ft dimension instead of the 90 ft. I wouldn't think cantilevering 90ft with a 300ft depth would be a big deal. Is there going to be an expansion joint?
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> From: Brian <mailto:bsh117(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 9:21 AM
> Subject: retail center lateral system (3 sided
> I need some help to settle an office dispute.
> Currently we have a 1-story retail center project
> our office. The building is rectangular and
> 300 ft running in the NS direction and 90 ft in
> the EW
> direction. The entire East face of the building
> storefront glass (300 ft) and wraps about 20 ft on
> North and South faces. The rest of the building,
> which consists of the entire West face and the
> remaining portions of the North and South face, is
> contructed out of 8" masonry. The roof is
> of joists, joist girders and metal deck and there
> interior steel columns and steel columns at the
> storefront to support.
> Our differences come about for the lateral system
> the long direction of the building. My co-worker
> would like to design this building without a
> frame on the East face and rely entirely on the
> masonry shear wall on the West face. However, I
> believe that a lateral frame is required because I
> not believe the metal roof deck can transfer the
> entire lateral force in that direction to the West
> face of the building.
> We are mainly dealing with lateral forces due to a
> basic wind speed of 90 mph.
> I would appreciate any other opinions out there.
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