Answer to Question #273056 in Civil and Environmental Engineering for Chemomed

Question #273056

The client was asked to design a high rise structure from scratch. They have designed the floor plan, the column design and the preliminary loads of the dead lid and live load on each floor for each column. Now at the phase where they would need to design and build a lateral system and calculate the loads and what it would look like/ what materials using RAM or other software. Currently having extreme difficulty within this they have included the design/ layout of the structure

you are to calculate and design lateral framing system for a high rise structure system. (already designed 40 stories only need the lateral calculation and design). High-rise alternates floor plan 5 times. Already have architectural drawings. Using RAM or other loading software to perform and demonstrate calculations.

Expert's answer

Loads are a primary consideration in any building design because they define the nature and magnitude of hazards or external forces that a building must resist to provide reasonable performance (i.e., safety and serviceability) throughout the structure’s useful life. The anticipated loads are influenced by a building’s intended use (occupancy and function), configuration (size and shape), and location (climate and site conditions). Ultimately, the type and magnitude of design loads affect critical decisions such as material selection, construction details, and architectural configuration. Thus, to optimize the value (i.e., performance versus economy) of the finished product, it is essential to apply design loads realistically.

While the buildings considered in this guide are primarily single-family detached and attached dwellings, the principles and concepts related to building loads also apply to other similar types of construction, such as low-rise apartment buildings. In general, the design loads recommended in this guide are based on applicable provisions of the ASCE 7 standard–Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE, 1999). The ASCE 7 standard represents an acceptable practice for building loads in the United States and is recognized in virtually all U.S. building codes. For this reason, the reader is encouraged to become familiar with the provisions, commentary, and technical references contained in the ASCE 7 standard.

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