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RE: drywall type shearwalls- l

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Just because wind controls doesn't mean ignore seismic. Are you in seismic zone 0 ?  Just because seismic doesn't produce the maximum lateral force doesn't mean you neglect it. Cyclic degradation of the gpbd is still an issue.

my 2 cents.
-gerard

>>> dcarroll(--nospam--at)bfmengr.com 03/08/01 09:20AM >>>
THANK YOU for your reply

The main problem with plywood is that it's combustible and Arch and
Inspector say  'No Way"

Any other thoughts?________       (Incidentally WIND controls, so we think
gypsum is okay?)