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Section 1630.8.2.1 says "elements supporting", so I think technically it is
just that- it says nothing about connections.

Larry Hauer, S.E.

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From: "Gerard Madden" <gmadden(--nospam--at)duquette-eng.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 12:56 PM
Subject: Omega for Wood Shearwall Hold-Downs


> Seismic Design Manual Vol. II, in its example on page 74 shows that the
> Hold-Down is designed for Omega Level force when it is a discontinuous
> shearwall in an upper floor.
>
> My interpretation of the code language (UBC 1630.8.2.1) is that only the
> Beam supporting the shearwall above needs to be designed for the
compressive
> and tension forces at the shearwall ends using Omega level forces.
>
> Anyone want to clarify this for me?
>
> Thanks,
> -gerard
>
> Gerard Madden, PE
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