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The following message was sent to the list server previously and as far as
I know, it generated no discussion and Jack Laws has received no inquiries.
The UCBC is a  important document and includes Appendix Chapters for
retrofitting existing buildings as follows:

Appendix Chapter 1:      URM
Appendix Chapter 5:      Flexible Diaphragm - Reinforce Concrete or Masorny
Walls (Tilt-ups)
Appendix Chapter 6:      Cripple Wall - Residential
Appendix Chapter 7:      Wood Soft Story
Appendix Chapter 8:      Reinforced Concrete

The draft UCBC is on the icbo website.  This is one of those times that the
code writers are soliciting input and trying to facilitate discussion, and
nothing is happening.  I am sending this email again in case someone missed

Dave McCormick.

On October 25th, 1999 there will be a"UCEB Open Forum".  (UCEB - Uniform
Code for
Existing Buildings, was formerly the UCBC.)  The meeting will be at the
Hilton at 1 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621 (phone 510-635-5000)
from 9 AM to 4 PM, with one hour break from 12 Noon to 1 PM for lunch.

This meeting is being jointly sponsored by SEAOC Existing Buildings
Committee and
ICBO.  The purpose of the Open Forum  is to allow open discussion of
about any provisions of 2000 UCEB. This meeting is free and open to the
All are invited to attend.  It is hoped that these discussions will
confusion, and highlight substantial issues that may need to be modified in
2001 UCEB Supplement through code change proposals (November 1 deadline).

A draft of the 2000 UCEB can be found on the ICBO website.

If you have any questions, please contact Jack Laws of SDE, State Chair of
Existing Buildings.  He can be emailed at sde.sf(--nospam--at)