One of the most challenging details facing structural designers is the support of a building façade. The complexity of this attachment is not to be overlooked, and the entire design team should be engaged in developing a strategy for supporting the façade system in order to prevent unplanned changes and problems in the field. The structural designer should then strive to develop slab edge and spandrel beam designs that are consistent with this strategy.
Steelwise: Pushing the Envelope
December 30, 2007
Publication: Modern Steel Construction
Services: Structural Design