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When that seismic support gets in the way

linnrg

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the normal patient room has the cushioned window seat that can accommodate a visitor or family member comfortably. There is no design change to the element. Hope they never put me or my family in that room.
 

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Yikes

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I see this all the time on buildings. Consider the design alternatives:
1. No diagonal braces, moment-resisting connections only. Very expensive, especially for an essential facility.
2. Hide the brace inside a furred wall. No window, and you lost the cushioned seat.
3. Build as shown. Not really usable as a seat for an adult, but kids will like it.
 
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