MSC Sept 2005

Intermountain Medical Center

Modern Steel Construction, September 2005

“Technology Triumphs”

“The high strength-to-weight ratio of structural steel made it ideal for seismic design by limiting building mass. Buckling restrained braced frames (BRBFs) and eccentrically braced frames were considered as potential seismic force resisting systems for this project because of their ability to absorb seismic energy while limiting inter-story drift. BRBFs were chosen because they were deemed more reliable and better performing than eccentrically braced frames.”

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