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Title: RE: Expansion and seismic joints

If the each side of the building butts up against the wall then it is not a seismic joint and the buildings could pound together at the wall. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Will H [mailto:haynewp(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 5:36 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Expansion and seismic joints



"Is the firewall freestanding and full height, What is it's movement in
earthquake, will it hit either building?"

It is freestanding, full height, and each "half" of the building butts up
against it (not tied to it). The movement under seismic load is about 1.5"
at the top (SDC=C).






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