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diagrid

(ˈdaɪəˌɡrɪd)
n
a support structure used esp in the construction of large buildings, consisting of criss-crossing diagonal beams, whether of metal or other materials such as concrete
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Rather than using a mass-tuned damper to protect its structural integrity, the building has an external structural diagrid. This means the tower can be built with 23% less concrete and steel than previously thought, reducing the total cost of the project.
The megaproject is the first Steel Diagrid project in India and it is also the first project to be built in combination with the Automatic Climbing Formwork System (ACFS) and Diagrid, it said.
The project has to its credit of being the first steel diagrid building in India, and will be built using automatic climbing formwork system (ACFS) and diagrids, it added.-TradeArabia News Service
Zuohua, "Study of the nonlinear seismic performance of diagrid tube-core tube structures," China Civil Engineering Journal, vol.
During the design phase, several lateral force resisting systems were considered including reinforced concrete core wall, structural steel shear wall, a hybrid system of core and outriggers, mega-diagonals through the tower interior, a rigid frame perimeter tube of closely spaced columns, and the perimeter trussed tube in a triangular shape diagonal grid, called diagrid, with six-story high diagonals along the curved north and south elevations.
"This structure is echoed by the dramatic internal diagrid of the atrium which transfers its load to the concrete core on the 19th floor.
Doha Tower is the first tall building to use reinforced concrete diagrid columns internally.
This might have been covered by a utilitarian roof; instead, something in the best Victorian railway tradition has been created: a soaring diagrid shell structure of complex geometry designed by Arup which is high enough to enclose a long and pleasingly sinuous first-floor balcony to contain more of the retail facilities a modern station needs.