Below you’ll find an infographic/comic displaying the concerns one might have using operable walls in a building that could experience deflection. Heavy weight from a structure itself or temporary loads (like ice and snow) may cause deflection (bending) which could impair the proper functioning of the movable wall even preventing it from moving. This is not only a serious issue for the end user but also can increase construction cost due to the need to beef up the structural steel and roof structure. Luckily, Skyfold operable walls can account for deflection and remain operable. Read on to learn more. Feel free to contact me with questions about Skyfold and your deflection concerns.
infographic / comic by Chris is Creative
*proportions are not to scale