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Structural Details in Industrial Buildings

Structural Details in Industrial Buildings

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Structural Details in Industrial Buildings

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Fisher, James M. (1981). "Structural Details in Industrial Buildings," Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, Vol. 18, pp. 83-89.

The recent AISC lecture series on ""Light and Heavy Industrial Buildings""1 generated considerable discussion concerning details and design assumptions relative to (1) steel joist and joist girder systems and (2) column anchor bolts. These two topics, although unrelated, were of major concern to many engineers and fabricators in attendance. This concern centered around the apparent lack of application of structural engineering principles to designs and details. The purpose of this paper is to point out design and detailing problem areas associated with these topics, to help designers avoid structural problems in future designs.

  • Published: 1981, Quarter 3


James M. Fisher