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I had read this article back in June but discounted it figuring building
officials would not accept it. My hat is off to you Ben for having the
backbone to adopt its use.

Now if I haven't lost that issue between the office and home.

Mark



----- Original Message -----
From: Yousefi, Ben <Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)ci.sj.ca.us>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 10:38 AM
Subject: RE: shear wall perforations


> There is a good article in the June 2000 issue of the Structural Engineer
> (www.gostructural.com <http://www.gostructural.com> ) magazine on the
design
> methodology for perforated shear walls. The approach seems well thought
out
> and apparently is based on extensive testing. We adopted its use as an
> alternate means of analyzing such walls in the City of San Jose.
>
> Ben Yousefi, SE
> San Jose, CA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Polhemus [SMTP:bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net]
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 7:39 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: shear wall perforations
>
> How does the Breyer book compare with "Wood Engineering and
> Construction
> Handbook" by Faherty and Williamson, if you're familiar with that
> one?
>
> I realize they may be for different purposes (Breyer sounds like a
> college
> textbook) but I'd be interested to know your opinions.
>
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