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Re: Findleton's letter to ICBO (Wood Framed Shear Wall)

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APA and AF&PA co-authored a response on 5/27/98 to editorial staff of ICBO
Building Standards magazine, refuting Findleton's claims and setting the
record straight regarding shear wall design.  Look for published response
in future edition of Building Standards, maybe next issue.
John Rose/APA, Tacoma, WA

Szuchuan Chang wrote:

> Hi:
> May I call you attention to a letter sent to the editor in the
> March-April 1998 ICBO"s Building Standards.   Mr. J. Ronald Findleton,
> Architect, Lafayette, California is holding a interesting viewpoint
> about the design values provided in the UBC Chapter 23.
> This is letter has the title of ?Wood Framed Shear Wall Design?.  It is
> almost a page long.  Mr. Findleton stated the nailing tables in Chapter
> 23 have caused the ?buildings have only 30 to 50 percent of the lateral
> strength required by Chapter 16 of our code?.
> Will more of you with more experience in this particular area read this
> letter.  Now the letter has published by Building Standard.  I think
> SEAOC members should address the issue raised by him.
> Thanks
> Sam Chang, SE
> Cupertino CA