Conclusions

Significant cost savings can be realized by conducting the more rigorous Equivalent Lateral Force procedure for structures allowed to be analyzed by the Simplified procedure. 2. The Simplified procedure is not worthwhile in practice due to use restrictions and over-conservative base shear values. 3. Negligible cost savings is realized by conducting the more rigorous Modal Response Spectra procedure for structures less than five stories. 4. The Modal Response Spectra procedure will not result in...

Case Study Telephone Coop Office Building

The first structure is a single-story office building with sloped metal standing seam roofs. The roofs bear front and back at differing elevations and slope to approximately the center of the building at differing slopes forming a vertical face where clerestory windows are located indirectly lighting select offices. Figures 3.1 through 3.4. Figure 3.5 shows an architectural cross section of the building depicting the roof slopes and the clerestory windows. Figure 3.6 shows an architectural...

Code Procedure for Seismic Design Category A

Structures determined to be in Seismic Design Category (SDC) A are required to comply only with the provisions of Section 1616.4 1 . There are five exceptions to this rule. First, detached Group R-3 dwellings in SDC A, B, and C are exempt from the general seismic provisions. Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the International...