To: "Mail Server @ SEA International" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Plywood Shearwals & Elevated Conc Piers
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 07:04:17 -0700
A light-frame structure, with plywood shearwalls, does not have sufficient
lengths of tributary shearwalls (Li), within the 'wall-line' being considered,
to comply with the prescribed height/length ratios for plywood shear walls.
May the bases of the Li be elevated above the finish floor to attain the minimum
height/length ratio? If so, must all Li within the wall-line be the same?
Thanks in advance.