To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Rigid vs Flexible Diaphragms - Some Comments
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Fri, 7 May 99 11:08:56 -0500
>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?
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)