By Randy Lee Dube
Why do buildings and structures fail in wind, seismic and collision forces?
Building and structure frames have been failing in tornadoes, quakes, floods and plane crashes for centuries. It happens because the frames have been missing something! That something is continuous frame reinforcing. Newton proved that you can maintain momentum equilibrium of two objects by connecting the two objects with a compression spring and a tension rope. Where is the tension rope in building and structure frames? Where would you place the tension rope, and what would you tether the tension rope to in a building frame? Right along-side, and right into the frame! What tension rope material would you use? Flat-bodied steel strapping. Why? 3-Dimensional building/structure frames are assembled flat-bodied walls, floors, and roofs. To see how this new type of continuous frame reinforcing installs and performs, look here: http://www.tor-eggs-torclosed-nets.org
Randy Lee Dube was a municipality building official, plans examiner, building inspector and permit technician from 1994-1997. He worked with product, sitework, and building design and drafting services in California, Arizona and Alaska, 1991-1994. He worked with a family construction trades subcontracting company ad foreman and journeyman, 1975-1989. He supplemented that work with various construction trades and design dervices.