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Thanks to Shafat & Residential Foundations with Holddowns

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Many thanks to Shafat for putting this server together.   Excellent work,
really, Shafat.  It's both a great forum and a great resource.

Now a question: at what point does one generally begin to calc residential
foundations for hold-down forces?  I have heard different answers: 3000 lb,
6000 lb, 9000 lb, and of course, never.  To do it right is a
beam-on-elastic-foundation problem -- not easy by hand and still a hassle
with a computer.  And what about unreinforced foundations?  Very curious what
different offices do here, thanks,
Brian Veit, P.E.