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>From: <BD2PE(--nospam--at)aol.com>
>Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 00:11:14 EDT
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: Re: Use of WOOD: Single Family Housing Design
>Reply-To:seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
>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.
>


Wood did not perform at all during hurricane Andrew for reasons mostr 
people and insurance companies do not want to understand.

Jose Diez P.E.
>


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