The correct design of a frame building involves a series of precautions necessary in order to guarantee the fulfillment of the static requirements in compliance with the regulations. In this article we will analyze an aspect related to the correct design of the ground connection detail. (more…)
The window is a weak point in the envelope of the building and must therefore be considered very carefully during the design phase keeping in mind the following needs:
- Air / water / wind seal
- Limited effect of the thermal bridge and surface temperatures
Hold-down brackets (preventing up lift of walls) and square steel plates (preventing lateral translation of walls) are used to transfer lateral loads acting on walls. Hold-down brackets are positioned as close to the edge of the wall as possible to maximize the lever arm and thus obtain the maximum capacity. The square steel plates are positioned at regular intervals along the lower side of the wall.