FAQ added for ADAPT-PT 2010

Does ADAPT-PT 2010/v8 check punching shear at columns when a two-way slab includes transverse beams?
Yes, ADAPT-PT considers transverse beams similar to drop panels and drop caps.  If the transverse beam does not meet the necessary code-stipulated geometry requirements, the punching shear check will be carried out with respect to the slab geometry.  In reality, punching shear of columns that are in the vicinity of transverse beams are not typically a design consideration.  Our recommendation would be to simply disregard the output in these circumstances.  Note that ADAPT-Floor Pro does not check punching when a beam is connected to a column. 

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