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When using the Simplified Static Force Procedure and developing diaphragm
forces, the 1997 UBC states that the diaphragm forces should be within the
bounds of (0.5)*Ca*Wpx and (1.0)*Ca*Wpx.  Should these upper and lower
bounds of diaphragm force be divided by 1.4 when using ASD (Allowable Stress
Design) as you would for the base shear equations?  Thank you.

Bill S. Marczewski
Peratrovich, Nottingham & Drage, Inc.
503-325-1250 Main; 503-325-9789 Fax; bmarczewski(--nospam--at)

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