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Na exception section 1629.4.2

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I am just curious, has anyone used the exception for Na =1.1 max when among
other things rho=1.0 for light framed construction (see section 1629.4.2.)
It requires Sa-SD soil, Say you have a remodel, would you need a soils
report? Seems a bit odd that you could take a calculated Na of 1.5 (ground
zero), throw in some redundancy and then reduce your forces by 36%.

Jeff Smith