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Re: Drift limitations for wind loading

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As far as I can recall, the model building codes have not had drift limits
for wind (I am most familiar with the BOCA code).  Generally, wind drift
limits are a function of the type of building and exterior cladding.  For
most buildings, I have used h/250, where h is the story height.  For
manufacturing buildings (i.e. auto plants) with metal panel siding, I have
seen much more liberal drift limits (the metal panel can be much more
accomidating than say brick and block).

Scott Maxwell


On 10 Jun 2000, Attila Beres wrote:

> I have seen some old calc's with 0.025 drift limits. Was this limitation in some of the previous building codes, or this is a "good practice" guideline?  In the UBC'97 I could not find any direct limits, has anyone else?
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