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The code section you are looking at has been revised from "Rw=1.5" to "R=1.1".  You can find the UBC errata for this at:

Refer to Chapter 16 for the definition of "R".

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
ABS Consulting

Milton Veloz <m.veloz(--nospam--at)>

04/29/2003 02:02 AM
Please respond to seaint

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        Subject:        Rw factor, UBC 97


I am new using UBC 97 code. In 2108.2.5.6 Boundary members, it talks
about a Rw=1.5. Can somebody explain me what is Rw? Is a kind of
reduction factor?

Thanks in advance,


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