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Title: Preliminary Design of High Rise Buildings With Shear Walls

Author(s): Joseph P. Colaco

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 68

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 26-31

Keywords: costs; multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; shear walls; structural design; wind pressure

DOI: 10.14359/15654

Date: 1/1/1971

Presents a rapid method of obtaining the preliminary dimensions of a shear wall in a high rise concrete building for gravity and wind loads. The method is based on designing the wall for gravity loads only and selecting the proportions such that wind forces do not control the design. The problem is extended into a cost optimization study.