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Re: Prescriptive BWPs

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Paul:

Hate to show my ignorance, but what is a "BWP"?

Without reviewing any code,  mixing gyp panels with plywood shear walls
isn't allowed.
Basically ignor the gyp walls.  

Neil Moore, S.E.

At 07:27 AM 7/20/99 -0700, you wrote:
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>
>Zone 3, Wind Exposure B:  A current project for a tract builder has
provided an
>opportunity to assess the specification of BWPs in leiu of engineered walls
>working with thrifty rectangular layouts, a textbook stack of building levels
>(two story max) and a tidy prefab truss system.  The developer was excited to
>incorporate the new BWPs as the perception was that the '97 prescriptive