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Re: Rigid plywood diaphragms

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Mlcse(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> 
> If you have designed condominiums using wood frame construction under the 1994
> or 1997 UBC,  the plantiffs in a lawsuit will most likely use this against
> you, along with everything else.  The structural engineering professing can
> say that it was not the standard of practice at the time to consider this as a
> rigid diaphragm, but then again we put it in the code as something that we
> were suppose to evaluate.  I think we have shot ourselves in the foot
> regarding this.

We do not do Condo's or any type of building with an owners
association.  Any engineers that do should have their heads examined :) 
If you want to get sued, do a Condo.  It's a sure thing.  

Look what you have done Michael, now you have gone and pushed another
one of my buttons. :)

Lynn