Framing means to give shape and support to a structure by combining components in the building. Hence, a framed structure is a structure having the combination of beam, column and slab to resist the gravity and other lateral loads. These structures are generally used to overcome the large forces, moments developing due to the applied loading.
Advantages of Frame Structures
1- One of the best advantages of frame structures is their ease in construction. it is very easy to
2- Teach the labour at the construction site.
Frame structures can be constructed rapidly.
3- Economy is also a very important factor in the design of building systems. Frame structures have economical designs.
4- Optimum use of floor space.
Disadvantages of Frames
1- In frames structures, span lengths are usually limited when normal reinforced concrete (generally less than about 13 m, but up to about 15 m). Otherwise spans greater than that, can cause lateral deflections.
2- Generally, frames are flexible structures and lateral deflections control the design process for buildings with greater than about 4 stories.