The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #119
Pratt, Fink, Warren, and Vierendeel might sound like the name of a law firm, but these are names of commonly designed trusses. Do you know which of these requires a moment connection between the web and chord members?
A Vierendeel is commonly called a truss but is more like a girder. It is similar to a Pratt truss but without diagonal members, and it has rigid connections between the web members and the top and bottom chords.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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A Gothic ceiling truss from the 1300s in the banquet hall at Eltham Palace.