Innovative Material Reuse: Shipping Containers used as Structural Building Components continued tems based on their level of ductility and ability to resist code-prescribed forces through elastic or inelastic deformation. Section 104.9.1 of the IBC, “Used materials and equipment,” allows, subject to the approval of the building official, incorporating used materials into buildings and structures meeting IBC requirements for new materials. Shipping containers are constructed with corrugated steel panels on walls other than the entry door side, as well as in floors and the top. Steel tubular frames connect the walls and the floor panels, and reinforce the floor assembly. All elements are welded to one another. A review of Table 12.2-1 of ASCE 7-10 shows none of the options for Building Frame Systems resembles the method of construction. Furthermore, Section 12.2.1 does not envision a repurposed shipping container to be “Seismic force–resisting systems not contained in Table 12.2-1.” However, it is the only tool available to establish via testing “their dynamic characteristics and demonstrate their lateral force resistance and energy dissipation capacity to be equivalent to the structural systems listed in Table 12.2-1 …” When evaluating shipping containers for wind load resistance, the main wind force resisting system (MWFRS) is also comprised of the assembly of the corrugated panels connected to the perimeter frame. Connection strength and section properties for the corrugated steel and perimeter frame is important because the code provides design procedures only for sheet products, corrugated or otherwise connected, to wall framing or inter- OCTOBER 2016 | 38 —*ADVERTISEMENT— ICC Plan Review Services For the Most Detailed and Precise Plan Reviews in the Industry Click here to learn more or call 888-422-7233, x5577 or x33809 16-13314 Reasons Why Code Officials Accept ICC Plan Reviews » Experienced team of code professionals › Over 200 years of combined experience with applications of the codes › Hold 120 International Code Council Certifications › 6 registered design professionals on staff » Detailed report identifying code deficiencies found As a Code official you can trust and rely on the quality of ICC plan reviews.
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