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Title
Workshop on Steel Research Needs for Buildings, Held at Gaithersburg, Maryland, March 5-6, 1985.
File
PB85225233.pdf
Author(s)
Culver, C.; Iwankiw, N.; Kuentz, A.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; American Inst. of Steel Construction, Chicago, IL.; American Iron and Steel Inst., Washington, DC.; Metal Building Mfrs. Association, Cleveland, OH., May 1985, 96 p.
Identifying Number(s)
NBS/SP-693
Abstract
This report identifies needed experimental and analytical research to advance the state-of-the-art and improve safety and economy in the design, fabrication and construction of steel buildings. A five year plan for a coordinated research program is included. Recommendations for research projects dealing with the following topics are presented: Total building systems, connections and members, frames, seismic design, load and resistance factor design, fire protection, and design loads. The recommendations were developed at a workshop involving participation by steel industry representatives, design professionals, Federal agency representatives and university researchers.
Keywords
Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Loads (Forces); Structural engineering; Construction; Steel construction; Fire safety; Design