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Alternate Load Paths in High-Rise Towers -- Practical Approaches to Prevent Progressive Collapse [N6]

Structural measures to mitigate progressive collapse are being required in a growing number of buildings, beyond just government and critical facilities. For many high rise and large structures, building owners and occupants as well as local jurisdictions are now mandating such design considerations. Alternate load paths are one option to provide resistance to progressive collapse from unforeseen events. This presentation will share types of alternate load path systems from range of steel high rise projects (maintaining confidentiality). In addition, the session will review applicable design procedures, load combinations, connection design requirements, codes and more.

Intended Audience: Engineers, Fabricators, Erectors, Detailers, Architects
Track: Design & Analysis

  • Date: 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • PDH Credits: 0


Jeffrey Smilow, PE, F.ASCE

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