Wall Bracing to Slab-on-Ground Floors

Kelly, David
July 2007
Concrete International;Jul2007, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p29
Academic Journal
The article stresses the benefits of collaboration among engineers designing tilt-up projects while discussing wall bracing loads on floor slabs. Parties involved in a successful construction phase for a tilt-up concrete building are described. Possible consequences of the confused relationships are presented. The author also illustrates a simple example to show a few of the potential issues and responsibilities that arise during the important phase in the life of a tilt-up building.


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