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Re: '97 UBC - R values for structures with Pendulums

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Also an earthquake can act in any of 180 degree direction.
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From: Seaintonln(--nospam--at) <Seaintonln(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Sunday, July 04, 1999 2:52 AM
Subject: Re: '97 UBC - R values for structures with Pendulums

>This was why I sent you the breakdown. I too have seen very few rectangular
>residential custom homes. This has been my biggest complaint on the design
>examples. They provide very basic examples and ignore the type of geometry
>that we deal with daily like "U" shaped and "V" shaped or polygonal. What
>about those strucutres where the shearwalls are set at 45degrees to one
>The problem is that the design examples are simply not practicle for
>practicing engineers who have to be creative.
>In a message dated 7/3/99 7:35:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time, NDZ28(--nospam--at)
> Dennis, thanks for your reply.  However, it's been a very long time since
> have seen a rectangular two story residence.  Unfortunately most of my
> architects in the Los Angeles area, are getting very 'creative' with their
> building shapes. That's why I was hoping to see several problems covering
> wood framed buildings, including at least one fully worked out problem of
> irregular shaped two story home, with calculations for the irregularities,
> deflections, rigid/flexible diaphragm, etc., etc. Any idea when Volume II
> released?  Dennis thanks for all the work you've been doing. It is really
> appreciated.
> Andy >>