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THE BASICSTHE BASICSSTRUCTURAL LOADSIn this chapter we review the structural basics of metal building systems. We begin with a brief discussion of the structural loads (or loads, for simplicity) that the systems typically must carry, the methods of combining these loads, and the methods of analysis. We then discuss how metal building systems work structurally and what their competition is, and examine the process of system selection. Our goal is to show how and when to make an informed judgment about suitability of pre-engineered framing for a particular project.…
Alexander Newman: Metal Building Systems: Design and Specifications, Second Edition. THE BASICS, Chapter
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