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Re: Use of WOOD: Single Family Housing Design

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when was the last time a single family residence failed when it was designed
properly and met the standard construction provisions of the code.  i have
personally reviewed the construction of 75 year old homes built of 2x4
construction with no ridge board, no top plates, no shear, no anchor bolts,
etc. at Lake Tahoe in areas of 150 psf to 300 psf snow loads and these houses
are still performing.  

explain that.

brian dunagan, P.E.

p.s. be careful what you wish for or you will be designing porch covers as i
do here in Reno, Nevada!!!!!!