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Jim:

I visited your site and found it  very informative.

 I noticed that structural calculations for Z-frame are done in accordance
with 9th edition of AISC specs. As the frame is made out of cold-formed
sections they should be checked against 1996 AISI code. You can look at
capabilities of STRAP at http://www.atir.com/coldform.html as this is the
only program that will do both analysis (including UBC) and design of cold
formed sections (both ASD and LRFD). You can actually model and design the
whole house or structure of any shape in STRAP in light gauge steel.

Regards,
Garrick Goldenberg, P.E.
ATIR Engineering Software
24 Fairfax Road
Needham, MA 02192
Tel. 1.800.644.6441
(for int'l calls 781.444.9944)
Fax 781.444.3464
email: garrick(--nospam--at)atir.com
For the latest news about STRAP, check our web site
http://www.atir.com/whatnew.html


-----Original Message-----
From: JAA <jaa(--nospam--at)aloha.net>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Date: Sunday, March 29, 1998 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: Hardy Frame, shear walls


Dear Jeff Smith: You might also try checking out the "Z-Wall" web page
at http://www.hawaii50.com/zwall as another alternative to traditional
plywood shear walls.                  Jim Adams, S.E.