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RE: Light Gauge Steel - Full-Compliance Design

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San Diego is zone 4 now. I am currently doing a 4 storey LG building. I
suppose that is much more common? What about 5 storey wood buildings?

On Fri, 6 Oct 2000, Dennis S. Wish wrote:

> 
> I can understand the advantages of using light-gauge for multi-residential
> structures (although I have only heard of one other 5-story structure
> designed with LG). As I recall, San Diego is a seismic zone 3. Is this one
> of the reasons for allowing a 5-story Light Gauge structure?
>