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Fishing.  I have submitted three variations of interpretations for the
application of rho utiliziing wall lines, building sectors and entire building
static response to several building departments (All submittals were Zone 3,
80mph exposure B).  I am still waiting to see which models will be considered
favorably.   All models have merit, some are easier to apply than others.  All
models considered rigid diaphram analysis (sic).  One set of submittals for the
same site contained six models with similar structural characteristics
(salt-boxes) and used the three separate modeling methods mentioned above.  And
the winner is...

Lynn H <lhoward(--nospam--at)> on 08/16/99 08:50:16 PM

Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)
 To:      seaint(--nospam--at)                                   
 cc:      (bcc: Paul Reilly/D03/Caltrans/CAGov)               
 Subject: Re: Wood: Are you as confused as I?????             

Bottom line is this stuff just doesn't make sense.
There are no "good" answers.

Our office has debated and discussed these issues
for some time.  We have come up with our own
approach, which does not conform exactly to the

We are just starting to submit these designs to
building departments.  I will let you know if we are

But don't be surprised if no one responds.  People
are tired and confused by this subject.


Seaintonln(--nospam--at) wrote:
> I've left a number of posts asking for advice on attacking a "U" shaped wood
> frame structure by the provisions of the '97 UBC. I did not receive any
> answers to my questions which leads me to believe that:
> 1. Most of you are as confused as I am,
> 2. You're holding back comments to see until you see if the opinions of
> others matches yours.
> 3. You are tired of my posts (a likely possiblity) and already have me on
> your trash list.
> So, here is my question for the day:
> How many 'small' offices (less than 5 employees) have submitted projects
> since the first of July using the new code provisions? What type of plan
> check corrections, if any, are you receiving and what are the plan check
> technicians asking for?
> How many of you have had one-on-one plan reviews and did you have to debate
> issues with the plan checker? If so, what was the most confusing issues that
> you could not seem to agree upon?
> I'm curious since I received calls from three of the six or eight engineers
> in my area and so far not one of them is totally clear on how to resolve code
> issues.
> Dennis Wish PE