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Re: Completly shearing a building (also answer to perforated shearwalls)

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Dennis -

Welcome back.  The list was quiet without you.  Your comments below help to 
justify my previously posted opinions that the trend towards 
hyper-analyzation of small wood framed framed structures is both unnecessaary 
and unwarranted.

Bruce Resnick, SE
Parker Resnick Str. Eng.

In a message dated 9/13/99 4:09:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Seaintonln(--nospam--at) writes:

<< The contractor has, essentially, changed the balance of distribution of 
 through the diaphragm based on the relative stiffness of walls in each line 
 of shear.
 Is the EOR expected to go back to the design board and rebalance the shear 
 based on revised stiffness or accept the original design as minimum 
 compliance and disregard the potential for damage caused by the additional 
 sheathing? Who is expected to pay for, what is perceived to be the 
 or designers good intention to improve the performance of the building? 
 Dennis S. Wish PE >>