Structural Performance Evaluation of a Building System

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U.S. National Bureau of Standards, 1969 - 122 pages

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Page 2 - In recognition of the position of the United States as a signatory to the General Conference on Weights and Measures, which gave official status to the metric SI system of units in 1960...
Page 19 - ... margin. As a system, it exhibited strength and stiffness in excess of service and ultimate load requirements. (2) The walls of the system behaved as an integral part of the structure. They provided most of the stiffness of the system with respect to lateral loads, and provided a significant portion of the stiffness against vertical loads.

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