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Title: Integrating Precast Cladding and Structure
Author(s): Farid Ibrahim
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 38-41
Keywords: system, concrete, building, construction
Abstract:In regions with high seismic risk, a precast hybrid moment frame (PHMF) is an optimum system for combining cladding and structure. The PHMF comprises high-quality precast column and beam elements, produced under factory-controlled conditions, that are connected using traditional construction methods and materials. The system is self-righting—the elastic, unbonded post-tensioning is designed to overcome yielding in the frame and pull the building back to a righted position.
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