The NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 8: Seismic Design of Steel Special Concentrically Braced Frame Systems, A Guide for Practicing Engineers was produced under contract to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), by the NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, a joint venture of ATC and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE). (Published 2013, 36 pages)
ABSTRACT: The primary objective of this task was to produce a new techbrief addressing Steel Special Concentrically Braced Frames (SCBF), including buckling restrained braced frames (BRBF). This techbrief will be a synthesis of model building code requirements and leading practitioner-recognized techniques, resulting in clear and concise analysis, design, and construction guidance for use by practicing structural engineers.
This technical brief is also available for download in electronic format at the NEHRP web site.
This task has been completed and produced the NIST GCR 13-917-24 report which may be ordered here in hard (printed) copy format.
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