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Re: COMMENTS REQUESTED: Weird Wood Sheathed "Shear Wall"

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1. Have you tried to design the low bulkhead as a free standing wall to take on
all lateral load. The connection between the wood wall base and masonry will
simply be a shear connection.
I remember from my old boss, Loyld, KISS.
Chris Tse
Sunnyvale, CA

Bill Polhemus wrote:

> 1. No, new construction, but this is a "program" job, meaning the Arch's
> client wants 'em all to look this way. At least two have been or are being
> constructed prior to this one.
> 2. Yes, it would, but I don't believe he will. Again, the problem is that he
> has a "set" design, that's the way his client wants it, and now I've got to
> get it to work.
> William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, Texas
> Phone 281-492-2251
> Fax 281-492-8203
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris TSE [mailto:cyltse(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2001 10:02 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: COMMENTS REQUESTED: Weird Wood Sheathed "Shear Wall"

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