I'll inline my comments here.
biguy1on1 saidIm a chemical engineer. I can help you build a bomb and blow the place up if you want?.
I know our Faculty building has quite a ranged hanging floor type scheme. Some things to consider would be compression forces due to wind. I know we include this into distillation column designs etc. Also, you should be worried about what sort of foundations are set and whether the basement supporting structures are rated for higher loads.
It actually is conceptually like the distillation column. Easily modeled in ProEngineer by the way. Pouring the walls with SCC containing steel fibers along with 'rockbar' I think would do the trick.
ChE's go through statics and dynamics I believe. Within your reach.
biguy1on1 saidUsing steel framing would offer strength as well as flexibility for weather effects (gusts of wind) but I doubt it would provide a stable enough support for veneer. It is a cheap option I suppose but risky and 21m (70ft) long term durability.
Not steel studs. Red iron.
biguy1on1 saidAnyways, what do I know. I think paulflexes is more qualified in that field than me, and honest. ;)
Paul is just being an angry liberal these days. Paul is also probably well qualified at bar fights. Does that give prudence to his comments? :-)