As mentioned in yesterday’s workshop. Can you help with resources on lateral brace framing and when to use which type?
Hi @rmholmquist - check our our videos in section 1.3 of PDD, particularly ’ Moment Pinned Diaphragms’
Some outside resources that are helpful for this topic:
The Architect’s Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design - beginning of Chapter 2 is all about lateral stability and talks about when to use each type of system.
Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders - Chapters 4-2 through 4.4
Like I mentioned in the workshop, I’m not sure that a chart exists that would say ‘if you have these 3 considerations, use this lateral bracing system’. I think it’s more about understanding the relative costs of each (moment connections are expensive!) the tradeoffs of each (shear walls create blank facade areas, moment connections offer design flexibility), etc.