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I have a condition in an existing historic building where we may add
concrete or masonry core walls for an elevator system.  The building has a
wood floor system, which I am assuming to be a flexible diaphragm.  This
question may be a "no brainer" for many of you but here it is:  Is there any
problem with a flexible diaphragm transferring load into a rigid wall
system.  I only have previous experience with rigid floor systems
transferring load into concrete/masonry shear walls.  Thanks in advance.

Bill S. Marczewski
Peratrovich, Nottingham & Drage, Inc.
Engineering Consultants
Scow Bay Trading Building, 399, 31st Street, Suite A
Astoria, Oregon  97103
503-325-1250 Main; 503-325-9789 Fax
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