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RE: Glass Storefront as Shearwalls

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We've analyzed the soffits as built-up trusses with plywood on both sides of
the light-gage metal framing.  This method was adequate for an interior
"theme wall" display in Florida.

William J. Keil, P.E.


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From: SEConsultant [mailto:seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 1:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Glass Storefront as Shearwalls


How do others deal with deflection of storefront (light gauge steel ) that
only supports the soffit and signage?