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Title: RE: Fences over 6' - CBC 2001

I would say that per the CBC, Sec. 106.2, (and most earlier versions of the UBC) fences/walls over 6 ft. (of any material) require permits.  It would be up to the local building department to determine what types of permits (including permits for fences/walls over 6 ft.) require calculations.  Most do required calcs.  For chain link, picket, etc. fences, you may have to assume that wind governs.

        Steve Widmayer, PE

-----Original Message-----
From: Oshin Tosounian [mailto:oshin(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 4:31 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: Fences over 6' - CBC 2001

Is it true that fences of any material over 6 feet need to be designed under
the new CBC? Such as, metal picket fences or gates.

Table 16-O of the 1998 listed only masonry and concrete fences over 6 feet.

Thanks in advance.

Oshin Tosounian, S.E.
Los Angeles, CA

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