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RE: redundancy factor

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The definition of r(max) used in the redundancy equation is based on the
worst case that occurs below the 2/3 point of the building for a given
direction (1630.1.1).  Hence, if your first floor requires 1.2 in one
direction, you must use 1.2 on your second floor in that direction, too.  
Paul Crocker

-----Original Message-----
From: Francisco Duarte [mailto:fduarte(--nospam--at)LEASUNG.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 9:55 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: redundancy factor

Let say you are designing a two story building and in your redundancy check
you calc. out redundancy= 1.0 for all the second story force but once you
are in the first floor you calc. out a redundancy=1.2 on one direction. Now
my question is do you must increase the second story force in the same
direction by the 1.2 factor or you just do the 1.2 increase in the first
floor at that specific direction ?
any help will be much appreciated.
Francisco Duarte,E.I.T.