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RE: Plywood diaphragms

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Off the top of my head, I believe the FOS from the APA tests ranges from 4.0
to 6.0 (i.e. Ultimate Failure/Code Allowable Value)

for exact numbers, reference the APA Reports.

-gerard
SJ, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Pemberton [mailto:Markp(--nospam--at)lbdg.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 1:21 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: Plywood diaphragms


Does anyone know off-hand what safety factor is used in determining
the allowable wood diaphragm shear as tabulated in the UBC? 

Mark Pemberton, P.E.
Project Engineer
Lionakis Beaumont Design Group
1919 19th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (906) 558-1900, ext. 300
Fax: (916) 558-1925
www.lbdg.com


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