No framing system accommodates architecture better than steel moment frames. And no steel moment frame system is more resilient or economical than DuraFuse Frames.
DuraFuse Frames have the following architectural benefits:
Reduction/elimination of lateral bracing on the beams
A connection that feels light and efficient, rather than heavy and ominous
No obstructions under the beam
The connection comes out wide of the column, but can fit within a coordinated slab edge distance.
The following guidelines will ensure the most economical frame:
Allow deeper columns
The most efficient columns will be 21 to 27 inches deep for most projects.
Allow deeper beams
The most efficient beams will be 27 to 36 inches deep for most projects.