Building Systems

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Building Systems
2011-09-28 22:47:30
Wall Systems

Building Systems
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  1. Bearing Wall
    Designed to transfer gravity load associated with floor and roof systems
  2. Bearing Wall
  3. Shear Wall
    Designed to transfer lateral loads
  4. Shear Wall
  5. Curtain Wall
    Exterior wall, designed to transfer wind loads to structure
  6. Curtain Wall
  7. Partition
    non-load bearing interior wall
  8. Partition Wall
  9. Concrete Cast-in-place
    • Formed and poured
    • labor intensive
    • Insulated concrete forms (ICF)
    • Energy efficient
    • Less material intensive
  10. Concrete Precast
    • Factory Fabricated
    • Solid panel
    • Composite panel
    • Ribbed, double tee panel
    • Site Fabricated, tilt up
  11. Masonry Unreinforced
    • Limited to small building
    • Reinforced construction contains vertical and horizontal reinforcing bars grounted into place
  12. Masonry Wall Solid verse cavity
    • Solid masonry wall constructed also contains grout and insulation
    • Cavity wall construction provides a cavity for drainage and ventilation of the interior of the wall assemble
  13. Unreinforced vs Reinforced
  14. Solid vs. Cavity
  15. Framed Walls Wood studs: Platform framing
    Floor systems rest on top of stud walls at each level
  16. Framed Walls Wood studs: Balloon Framing
    • Studs run uninterrupted from foundation sill to roof plate
    • Less vertical shrinkage than with platform framing
    • Labor intensive
    • Seldom used
  17. Platform/Balloon
  18. Metal studs
    Typically used for every building type except single family housing