Continuing Education

Embrace the Brace [N43]

Engineers want to position lateral braces on the perimeter for structural efficiency. Architects want them hidden. But what if designers exposed the braces both for aesthetic and functional means? There are numerous examples where the brace integrates and embraces the structure. This session will provide examples of successful AESS and seismic integration and will also include do's and don'ts. The projects will include some examples from the current rebuild in Christchurch, exterior AESS bracing systems and a quick look at diagrid structures where the bracing system has become the expressed architectural statement.
  • Date: 3/26/2014 - 3/28/2014
  • PDH Credits: 0


Terri Meyer Boake

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