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Re: Rigid plywood diaphragms

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Good question!  I'd like to know too.

Thor A. Tandy   P.Eng.,  MCSCE
Victoria, BC, Canada
e-mail: <vicpeng(--nospam--at)>

-----Original Message-----
From: Parkerres(--nospam--at) <Parkerres(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, November 19, 1998 12:17 AM
Subject: Re: Rigid plywood diaphragms

>Riddle me this one, Batman.
>If the wood diaphragms are so rigid in the new Code, why can't we use them in
>rotation or as cantilevers for more than 15% of the backspan according to the
>current LA City code?  Is this a Code conflict?  Is a soft-story really a
>Bruce Resnick, SE
>Parker Resnick Str. Eng.