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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Wood Framing - Upgrade or Not
- From: Parkerres(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 01:37:50 EST
In a message dated 98-10-27 18:40:04 EST, you write: << My dilemma is that I would like to simply replace the Let-in wall braced panels with plywood. Running the numbers won't balance. >> Dennis - We ran into this situation quite often after the Northridge EQ where the owner was not required to upgrade their house, but was willing to add some plywood even if it didn't really calc out. I also agree that it helps the building. We addressed the issue by showing the added plywood on the plans, accompanied by a large note that read something like, "The added plywood shown on these plans is being voluntarily added at the owner's request and is not intended to comply with current Building Code requirements." This let the City know that they did not need to plan check the plywood, and also made it clear that the upgrade was voluntary and not necessarily code-complying. It was a workable approach for us to get around the problem and still help the building. Bruce Resnick, SE Parker Resnick Str. Eng.
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