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Re: Plwd: Rigid Diaphragm Analysis - Opinions Wanted

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You speak the truth.  The faster we can get these jobs out of the office and 
into plan check, the happier the client will be.  What's a few more nails and 
anchor bolts worth when you look at the big picture?  I personally think the 
new code eq.'s are meant to be punitive for  high-risk structures.  
Unfortunately, us stick-and-stucco engineers are lost  in the shuffle.  I'm 
going to use the Simplified Design Base Shear  (1630.2.3) and let the plan 
checker explain to me why it shouldn't apply.

Get back to work!
Denise at The Flying Buttress