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THE WRONG SOLUTION, FORENSIC INVESTIGATION

IN SOME CASES, BASEMENT CONCRETE SLABS ARE REPLACED WITH COLD FORMED STEEL FRAMED "STRUCTURAL" FLOORS WITH RESULTS THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH EXPECTATIONS (SEE 'STRUCTURAL FLOOR I' PAGE, HEAVY WIDE FLANGE BEAM OPTION)

 

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FAILURE OF LIGHT GAUGE COLD FORMED STEEL FRAMING APPLIED IN A STRUCTURAL FLOOR

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TYPICAL FLOOR SECTION MODELED IN NON-LINEAR MECHANICAL EVENT SIMULATION SOFTWARE

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RESULTS OF POST YIELD AND POST BUCKLING FAILURE ANALYSIS, CONFIRMING PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ON SITE

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