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

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In a message dated 7/3/99 10:24:33 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Seaintonln(--nospam--at)AOL.COM writes:

<< The Volume II of the '97 UBC Design Manual contains the same example that 
 Doug Thompson and Ron Nelson used in the Feb 21, 1998 SEAOSC seminar. A few 
 items were clarified, but for the most part it is the same. I have a draft 
 the manual since I was involved in verifying the Cold Form Steel Problem 
 (number 3): Here is a list of what should (unless changed) appear in the 
 second volume:
 Ex 1. Two story (retangular) residence - wood framing
 Ex 2. Three story (rectangular) 30-unit Hotel Structure - wood framing
 Ex 3. Three story same as #2 with metal stud framing (lateral design only)

Dennis, thanks for your reply.  However, it's been a very long time since I 
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 an 
irregular shaped two story home, with calculations for the irregularities, 
deflections, rigid/flexible diaphragm, etc., etc. Any idea when Volume II is 
released?  Dennis thanks for all the work you've been doing. It is really