Post Frame Wood Structure Design-Industrial Hemp Wall Construction
Its all about Energy Efficiency and Conserving Natural Resources when using a Post Frame Building option with the added benefit: Post Frame Buildings are also Wind and Earthquake Resistant.
- Lateral Loading caused by Severe Storms and Earthquakes
Summing all the above information up: Lateral Loading on a Building is the pressure caused by Wind on the Sides and Roof of a Building. Which is especially important to me since the buildings location will be in the Midwest which is also Tornado Alley and I do not want to be forced to rebuild after a Severe Storm.
What the untrained eye might see as a Rear Stair Way for Rooftop Access is also the addition of a Modified Buttress that resists the lateral forces pushing a wall outwards (which may arise from stone vaulted ceilings or from wind-loading on roofs) by redirecting the Lateral Forces to the ground.
A buttress is an architectural structure built against or projecting from a wall which serves to support or reinforce the wall. Buttresses are fairly common on more ancient buildings, as a means of providing support to act against the lateral (sideways) forces arising out of the roof structures that lack adequate bracing.
Read More on Lateral Loading at: Engineering Diaphragms (see ASAE EP 484.1 and APA Design/Construction Guide: Diaphragms)
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