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RE: R=4.5 or 5.5

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"Supported by concrete perimeter walls" = bearing walls 

Therefor R=4.5

Regards,
Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	James Lin [SMTP:se3949(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
> Sent:	Friday, February 11, 2000 1:21 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	R=4.5 or 5.5
> 
> A concrete building, concrete roof, concrete beams
> (both directions), interior concrete columns, concrete
> perimeter shear walls but with NO concrete, (meaning
> concrete beams at the last bays were supported by
> concrete perimeter walls directly). 
> 
> Per UBC97, R=4.5 or 5.5?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> James Lin
> IDS, Inc. 
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