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12.2009 > Economy of Steel-Framed Buildings For Seismic Loading

By Christopher Hewitt, Rafael Sabelli, Jason Bray

Economy of Steel-Framed Buildings For Seismic Loading

This Steel TIPS will review the comparative costs of several building systems, details, and components and will seek to provide structural engineers with effective tools for evaluating the financial impact of design decisions. This Steel TIPS focuses on the economy of design decisions for structures located in areas of high seismicity, with an emphasis on the design of building structures in California.

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