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I saw a case of this corner condition with perpendicular moment frames some years ago. The designer used two columns perpendicular to each other; one of the columns stopped short of the foundation and was connected to the other column. I assume the column with anchorage was the loading bearing one.

On 3/7/2014 2:56 PM, Steve Gordin wrote:
Good afternoon,

Can somebody share a good reference (if any) regarding the design of a
steel SMF with beam framing along the weak axis of the column (it's a
corner condition, beams in both directions)?

I got FEMA 355D, and it helps - but, for the sake of plan checking, would
appreciate something more recent, at least post-Northridge. In this sense, the 2009 NEHRP/NIST Technical Brief 2 Section 3.5.3 is quite


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