Bracing Cold-formed Steel Structures: A Design Guide

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Thomas Sputo, Jennifer L. Turner
American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan 1, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 150 pages
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Prepared by the Committee on Cold-Formed Steel and the Committee on Metal of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

This report documents the current practices related to bracing cold-formed steel structure elements and systems. Heavy on applications and examples, this book contains design examples illustrating bracing design for various types of cold-formed steel structures, as well as an extensive list of primary reference sources.

Topics include:

introduction to bracing design; cold-formed framing; cold-formed steel in metal building systems; and miscellaneous cold-formed steel elements and systems.

This report is presented as a design guide and will assist the practicing engineer in designing cold-formed steel structures with greater levels of reliability, safety, and economy.

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