Staggerd Transverse Wall Beams for Multistory Concrete BUILDINGS


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Title: Staggerd Transverse Wall Beams for Multistory Concrete BUILDINGS

Author(s): Mark Fintel

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 65

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 366-378

Keywords: beams (structural);costs;lateral loads;multistory buildings;openings;reinforced concrete;research;residential buildings;structural design;walls.

Date: 5/1/1968

Discusses architectural, mechanical, structural, and economic aspects of a new framing system for reinforced concrete multistory residential buildings. Results of tests on two half-scale wall beam models are discussed. In addition to providing a structurally efficient system for resisting lateral loads, it was found that the staggered wall beam system possesses many architectural and planning advantages that will prove to be more economical in many situations. A comparative study of conventional schemes for three different heights of buildings shows the new system to be very competitive with other forms of construction.