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>From the ACI 318-95 or 99, Section 21.6.4 " Diaphragm", slab with thickness  not less than 2 inches could be used to distribute lateral seismic load.
It will be helpful.

Kim, Young Ho

----- Original Message ----- 
From: frp2000 <frp2000(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 7:30 AM
Subject: Rigid Diaphragm

> I have a situation where an existing slab is 4" thick. Owners would like to
> make it "more" rigid", to distribute seismic loads to new shear walls
> equally.
> Is this possible?? If so, how??
> jim k