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RE: UBC/IBC: Question re CFS with Gypsum Board Sheathing (Shearwall)

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Bill, I hate to break it you you but Houston went to the IBC about two weeks
ago.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:15 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: UBC/IBC: Question re CFS with Gypsum Board Sheathing
(Shearwall)


I don't think seismic is a problem. The job's in Houston, and until we go to
IBC, I'm STILL going to pretend seismic doesn't even exist.

Wind speed is 110 mph, though.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, TX, USA
Phone (281) 492-2251
FAX (281) 492-8203
email bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc

-----Original Message-----
From: Jake Watson [mailto:jwatson(--nospam--at)utahisp.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:48 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: UBC/IBC: Question re CFS with Gypsum Board Sheathing
(Shearwall)

Be aware, GDW is not allowed to resist seismic forces when applied to CFS.
It must be on wood per the IBC.  Read the table headings a little more
closely.  You won't find GDW in the seismic table.



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