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Re: Story Drift Limits for Wind Load

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Most codes don't have any specific limits for story drift due to wind load.
At the lateral framing seminar I recently attended the consensus (though not
any requirement that I know of, just good practice) is to limit the total
building drift to "l/400 or l/500".
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Polhemus <bpolhem(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: Story Drift Limits for Wind Load

> I'm assuming you mean 1/4% of STORY HEIGHT, correct?
> Michael Bryson wrote:
> >
> > No requirement in the UBC. Canadian code limits story drift to 0.25% for
> > wind.