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1997 UBC questions,

does the code allow the use of stairway and/or elevator shafts (or
cores)
areas as complete lateral force resisting elements?  Section 1921.6.6.2
seems to 
prevent using "boxes" as lateral resisting elements, due to effective
flange
limitations. I would think that a "box" section would behave as a box,
not a collection
of walls with limited boundary flanges.

if anyone has any experience, or different interpretations of this
section, please let me know.

thanks,

Tim 

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Tim Terich
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