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RE: Allowable Deflection

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Building codes focus on life safety.  Lateral drift due to wind is
considered a serviceability issue, and not addressed by the code.  There is
some guidance in AISC Design Guide 3 "Serviceability Design Considerations
for Low Rise Buildings".

Harold O. Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Topete [SMTP:davetopete(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Thursday, October 24, 2002 12:08 PM
> To:	SEAINT List
> Subject:	Allowable Deflection
> Hello all,
> I have a quick question...  Where in the UBC is the allowable deflection
> for exterior walls due to wind?  I have cantilevered TS sections for a
> parapet/screen wall with a stucco finish.  Is it h/240 for brittle
> finishes?  Can somebody cite the UBC reference?  TIA.
> David Topete, PE 

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