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Oooooh, looks like you talking about light framed walls with shear panels. 
Can't say I would be much help since we rarely to any wood out here.

Anyone else?

T. Eric Gillham PE

> From: LAMPSMITH(--nospam--at)
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: U.B.C., Table 16-N, Rw
> Date: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 10:32 AM
> Selection critera for  Lateral-Force-Resisting Systems 1a (Rw=8) vs. 1b
> (Rw=6)? Traditionally we usually reserve Rw of  8  for  small structures,
> as residences, or larger commerical  buildings where shear walls stack
> there are no major vertical or horizontial plan offsets or
irregularities.  Is
> there more specific critera than description in Table 16-N?