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RE: Rigid vs Flexible Diaphragms - Some Comments

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>Its is clear that UBC language for flexible
>vs rigid diaphragms as it applies to wood framed residential buildings is a
>disaster. I am not aware of any practicing engineers who have ever performed
>a rigid diaphragm analysis for a residential wood framed structure.

This is the weirdest thing I've heard since ketchup was declared a 
vegetable. Doesn't anyone know how this got into the building code? Was 
_everyone_ out of town when it came up for comment? 

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