Journal Article
Diagrid Structural Systems for Tall Buildings: Characteristics and Methodology for Preliminary Design

Diagrid structural systems are emerging as structurally efficient as well as architecturally significant assemblies for tall buildings. This paper presents a simple methodology for determining preliminary member sizes. The methodology is applied to a set of building heights ranging from 20 to 60 stories, and parameters for the optimal values of the grid geometry are generated for representative design loadings. These values are shown to be useful for architects and engineers as guidelines for preliminary design. Associated architectural and constructability issues of diagrid structures are also discussed here. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFernandez J, Moon K-S, Connor JJ
JournalThe Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings
Volume17
Issue5
Date Published12/2008
ISSN1541-7808
Abstract

Diagrid structural systems are emerging as structurally efficient as well as architecturally significant assemblies for tall buildings. This paper presents a simple methodology for determining preliminary member sizes. The methodology is applied to a set of building heights ranging from 20 to 60 stories, and parameters for the optimal values of the grid geometry are generated for representative design loadings. These values are shown to be useful for architects and engineers as guidelines for preliminary design. Associated architectural and constructability issues of diagrid structures are also discussed here. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/tal.311