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Seelye Project Masonry Columns
April 25, 2013
The masonry columns are being built and attached to the clad steel moment frame at the Seelye residence. Steel moment frames consist of beams and columns joined by a combination of welding and bolting. They resist lateral loads through bending of the frame elements. In the case of wind loads and moderate earthquakes, steel frames designed using the current building code are intended to remain elastic. In other words, when the loading ceases, all of the steel beams and columns constituting the frame are expected to return to their original position without any permanent deformation