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ASCE 7-05 Open Building

ASCE 7-05 Open Building

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I understand that to have an Open Building per ASCE 7-05  that each wall must be at least 80% open.  My question is if I have a 75' long building with 3 25' bays  does the 80% count for the whole lenght of the building or each bays wall has to be open 80%.  


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RE: ASCE 7-05 Open Building

I believe when ASCE 7-05 is referencing "walls", it is referring to an entire perimeter side of the building.  "Bay spacing" has nothing to do with it.  If you're building is 75' long on all sides (assume 10' floor to floor height), than if you have 600 square feet of opening on all perimeter sides, you qualify for an open building.

RE: ASCE 7-05 Open Building

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That's what I thought.  Just wanted to make sure.  Thanks

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