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Re: 1997 UBC - OMFs

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Bill -

We are designing steel OMRF's as in the 1994 UBC, except that we use 1997 
loads and multiply them by the Omega factor for the frame design itself.  
This is very similar to the LA City requirements that let you design OMRF's 
with an Rw=2.67 in the 1994 Code.  This only applies to OMRF's with "flexible 
diaphragms" as per LA City.

Bruce Resnick, SE
Parker Resnick Str. Eng.

In a message dated 8/12/99 8:08:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Bill(--nospam--at) writes:

<< I KNOW this is premature, but are there any design examples out there yet
 for Steel OMFs?
 Bill Allen, S.E. >>