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>From: JAKABY(--nospam--at)
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)
>Subject: Re: UBC97 - Earthquake
>It depends on wether you are designing a non-structural component, element
>supported by a structure (UBC 1632) or a non-building structure(UBC1634) that
>is self supporting.
>If the structure is dep[endent upon another structure for lateral support
>UBC 1632 applies.  If it is an independent self supporting structure then UBC
>1634 applies.

Many thanks for Your help, but my problem is that 
is not clear the meaning of 'dependent upon another structure for lateral
Could You give me some example ?

>I hope that helps?

>Tom Jakaby, SE
>Jakaby Engineering
>San Jose, CA

Giammarco Negrini
Studio Negrini sas di G.Negrini e C.
Lainate ( MI ) - Italia
e-mail  : stn(--nospam--at)