To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org, <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Re: Wood Shear Walls
From: Neil Moore <nmoore(--nospam--at)innercite.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 09:15:54 -0800
Over the years, I have received a few projects like yours. I gave them
back and "fired" the architect. You will be the one who's blamed for the
"over" engineered building when the costs are determined.
Neil Moore, S.E.
At 09:46 AM 3/30/2001 -0600, Jason Kilgore wrote:
>Ok, the subject is back.
>I recently received a 3-story wood project. It's a teen shelter shaped like
>a house, 50'x60'.
>The problem is that the architect is apparently into the "swiss-cheese"
>look. I can't find a single patch of wall more than 3ft wide extending from
>the foundation to the roof.
>None of the windows and doors line up. Walls move in and out of plane.
>Anyone know of a good reference for designing such a beast?
>The walls will have to be designed as big shear walls with holes. Is there
>a reference for nailing patterns around the openings? Does the UBC contain
>Speaking of the UBC, the city where this is located is still using the 1991
>Jason W. Kilgore, P.E.
>Leigh & O'Kane, L.L.C.