Coupling Beam Meaning and Use in the Construction

In his original article in the Arquia Foundation Architecture Blog, the author Alberto Campo Baeza talked about how important an architect is in the diagnosis and execution of a construction problem. Comparing the scenario to the importance of a doctor treating a disease, an architect is essential to executing a building project.

Coupling beam is a lateral force resistant component of a structure. Types, advantages and design of coupling beam as per ACI 318- 11 is discussed. Coupling beam is used effectively when two shear wall or any other elements that are used for withstanding lateral loads is combined.Coupling Beam Meaning and Use in the Construction

Coupling Beam

The images bellow will present you the way this coupling of a beam is used in the construction field. Take a look!



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