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RE: Hardy Frame Shearwall System

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>>It requires the use of R=4.4, which depending upon the jurisdiction will
>>require all of that orthagonal direction to have a 5.5/4.4 increase
>>(assuming that you are using wood framing elsewhere) or at least all of
>>that shear line. 

Actually, the newly issued (June 2003) ICC report for hardy frames allows
the use of R=6 under the 2000 IBC. 

Anchorage, AK

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