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We're just building our new church building.  We built most of our structure
using wood frame.  We found this to be most cost effective.  We are in a non
seismic area, so there may be a difference there.  You may wish to develop
your shear capacity using plywood on both sides and lots and lots of nails.

You may find that the dead load of wood is less than the tilt-up panels
providing you with some foundation savings.  Your acoustic consultant will
likely prefer the concrete though.  I find acoustic consultants are never
happy unless everything is in concrete or concrete block.  If you push them
though, they develop even better solutions with other materials.

As an acoustic recommendation you can use tectum board at the upper portion
of the multipurpose room walls.  I recommend a slight tilt on the interior
face so that you don't have those massive walls being parrallel to each
other.

Hope this helps

regards,

Hans E. Boge, P. Eng.
-----Original Message-----
From: Kipp.A.Martin(--nospam--at)us.mw.com <Kipp.A.Martin(--nospam--at)us.mw.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2000 5:38 AM
Subject: Tilt-up Wall connections


>
>
>My church is planning an expansion, and one of our members is doing the
>architectural work.  The new building will be a multipurpose building with
a gym
>and classroom space.  The current plan is for the gym to be in the center
of the
>building with two stories of classrooms surrounding the gym.  The architect
>would like to use tilt-up construction for the walls, as this is probably
the
>least expansive way to go.  I am concerned with using tilt-up because of
past
>problems during seismic events.  Is there any book, publication, journal
>article, etc. that deals with tilt-up panel connections in light of the
problems
>seen from earthquakes of the last 10 years or so.  I am particularly
concerned
>with the chord connections between panels.  We are in Zone 3 country up
here in
>Portland.  Any help is appreciated.
>
>Kipp A. Martin, P. E.
>Portland, Oregon
>
>
>
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