to act as rigid diaphragms.
(5) Choice of materials. The concrete shear walls are chosen due to their high stiffness and strength. The
transverse steel moment frames that support the high roof area allows for a large open space with a high ceiling.
Large shear forces are required to be transferred in the longitudinal direction from the shear walls along lines B & H
to the exterior walls along lines A & I. Horizontal pipe bracing consisting of extra strong sections were chosen to
transfer these large forces to the exterior shear walls.
1 foot = 0.305 m
1 inch = 25.4 mm