Types of Lateral Force-Resisting Systems in Commercial Buildings Article

Read about the types of lateral force-resisting systems in commercial buildings in the latest CCPIA article:

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Very good article.

Concentrate at the connection points on steel connections (moment and braced frames) where the stress is the highest. Concrete shear wall failure will typically show up as diagonal cracks and plywood shear wall failure is typically failure at the attachment points, i.e. nails pull out or pull through the plywood.