Types of Lateral-Resisting Systems in Commercial Buildings

The most common bracing methods for resisting lateral forces in commercial buildings include moment frames, shear walls, and braced frames. These are vertical elements that transfer lateral loads, including wind, seismic forces, and stability forces through floor or roof diaphragms to the building’s foundation.
The most common bracing methods for resisting lateral forces in commercial buildings include moment frames, shear walls, and braced frames. These are vertical elements that transfer lateral loads, including wind, seismic forces, and stability forces through floor or roof diaphragms to the building’s foundation.

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