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Re: Steel Building Bracing

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Horning, Dick/CVO wrote:
> Tom, where are you seeing a TENSION-ONLY provision in the UBC?  For
> Zones 3/4, the 1994 and 1997 UBC have stringent limits on slenderness
> ratios of braces and require compression braces to carry 70% of story
> shear.  This has eliminated use of rod x-bracing and virtually forced
> use of tubes.  If you have found a way around these provisions, I'm all
> ears (figuratively).
> > ----------

Per 1994 UBC Section 2211.8.5 

Tom Chiu, SE