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- From: pfr(--nospam--at)pacbell.net
- Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 22:20:14 -0800
JRTCE wrote: > > I am currently writing a proposal for engineering work on a two story, > early 1900's church. The owners would like to remove and relocate some > first story walls. No work is proposed for the top story. Both upper and > lower stories have significant seismic deficiencies from their original > design but have performed well so far. My proposal is for a seismic > retrofit of the first floor. I am wondering if I should make it a > requirement of mine that retrofitting must be done on both the top and > bottom floors or I dont take the job. > > On one hand, no work is being done up top and I am making the lower floor > far stronger than it ever was so limiting my scope of work to the bottom > floor is acceptable. On the other hand, If there ever was a problem with > the upper floor the owner could say I was negligent in not making them > correct the upper floor problems. An attorney might also claim that I > changed the characteristics of the building and that led to an upper floor > failure. I might also add that to retrofit the lower floor is relatively > easy but to retrofit the upper floor would be very difficult due to 20' > ceilings, alters, etc. and probably outside of the owners means. I would be > interested in your comments. > > Sincerely: Jerry R. Taylor > Do moderate seismic forces control over wind for this structure? Is the structure wood framed? What is the design seismic zone? Wind exposure? Curious for more data...
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