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Re: Ron......... Rigid Diaphragm Analysis

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I agree wholeheartedly. Several days ago I posted a question whether anyone 
has any documentation that substantial damage was done to a structure because 
of an erroneous assumption of diaphragm flexibility. I have yet to hear from 
anyone on this issue. If this has not happened and most of us agree that this 
is a ridiculous assumption for lightframe wood construction we should 
definitely pursue this with ICBO and SEAOC either on local or statewide 

Ben Yousefi

PS For anyone who may not have read all the treads on this issue I would like 
to refer you to "Rigid vs Flexible Diaphragms-some comments" by Mark Swingle. 
It as an excellent summary of the whole subject.