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Re: Tilt-up alterations

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This type of alteration is very common in tilt-up buildings since the
tenants needs change over time. The jambs should be analyzed and
strengthened as required for additional vertical and lateral load.  
J. Karim Hosseinzadeh, SE
> From: Jeff Smith <smthengr(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Tilt-up alterations
> Date: Thursday, April 23, 1998 9:04 AM
> I am looking at a 1980 tilt up building where the client wants to enlarge
> existing 10' wide by 14' tall roll up door opening to about 16' wide. My
> first response, without any analysis is...not a good idea. In the mean
> the architect is searching for the original structural plans. This
> enlargement occurs in one location along, say 200 feet of wall. Does
> have any general thoughts about this type of alteration?