Pre-Engineered Metal Building

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Masonry-Metal Melange

A growing trend in construction is the use of masonry walls with pre-engineered metal building systems. More

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Designing masonry walls for metal buildings

One of our current projects is a pre-engineered metal building with a 12-foot eave height. The rigid frames are 30 feet on center. The exterior walls are 8-inch concrete masonry, to be supported at the top with a structural steel member spanning 30 feet between frames. Horizontal deflection of the top wall support and the rigid frame must be considered together. What are your minimum deflection recommendations? Can the concrete masonry tolerate greater than L/600 deflections? More

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Masonry Walls Enhance Metal Buildings
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