Case Study: Structural Evaluation of Heavy Wood Trusses at Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Army Regulation 420.70 requires the inspection of trusses, roof framing, and other structural items every 2 to 5 years AR 420-70, par 3.21, app C. Building 8 at Corpus Christi Army Depot CCAD, Texas, is an aircraft hangarshopoffice complex of timber construction. The roof trusses in Building 8 were inspected the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories CERL and the results were reported. The objectives of this study were to perform a complete, detailed structural evaluation of wood trusses and other support members i.e., roof deck, beamspurlins, columns, etc. of selected areas A, B, C, and D in Building 8 and to develop recommendations for appropriate retrofit schemes that will bring the structure into compliance with the latest requirements of the National Design Specification NDS AF PA 1997 and ANSIASCE 7-93, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. Although the findings of this study pertain specifically to Building 8 at Corpus Christi Army Depot, this report may be helpful to other Army installations for consideration as a case study when it is necessary to conduct periodic facility inspections IAW AR 420-70.
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