Question of the Week

The three-story building structure shown below has flexible air-handling equipment supported by a ductile anchorage system. Anchor bolts in the floor slab meet the embedment length requirements. Identical equipment is located at the base and at the roof of the building.

Seismic Design Category D

SDS = 1.1

lp = 1.0

Wp = 10 kips

What is the design lateral seismic force at roof?

The correct answer is A (13.2 kips)

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