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Re: Need some URM advice

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Steve, in this project the roof had been removed due to dry rot. The trusses
were rebuilt and the diaphragm is completely new. Therefore, the only
governing criteria would be what the UCBC allows for maximum diaphragm
capacity using Special Procedure. I think Tim McCormick answered my

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Privett <eqretrodr(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, January 07, 1998 10:18 PM
Subject: Re: Need some URM advice

>Can the existing sheathing be removed along with the nailing and not
>destroy the nailing surface of the joists?  If this can be done to your
>satisfaction, then I would think you could use the code values for new
>construction.  Then you can adjust the nailing and get the value and
>stiffness desired.
>Steve Privett