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Allen,

Check the archives.
I have recently placed a similar questions and got good answers.

Thank you again.


Desi J. Kiss, M.S., P.E.
DJK ENGINEERING  
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
http://djkeng.tripod.com
Phone: 949/458-9169


On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:30:50 -0700 "Bill Allen" <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net>
writes:
> I am looking for advice from those who have used Hardy frames in
> residential construction in high seismic zones (particularly in CA 
> with
> the 1997 UBC / 2001 CBC).
> 
> I've seen the literature, scanned the ICBO report, but, frankly, I 
> don't
> pay attention to things very well until I have to use it on one of 
> my
> projects. Well, I did a stoopid thing and mentioned Hardy frames to 
> a
> client of mine and he would like to substitute all double sided 
> shear
> walls with Hardy frames.
> 
> For those of you who have used them, any pitfalls? Anything to watch 
> out
> for? Any change in the analysis? To me, they look like OCBFs 
> requiring a
> different R, requiring multiplying design forces by 1.5 (or worse,
> limited applicability due to AISC Seismic Provisions), etc. but 
> possibly
> the ICBO report has avoided all of this.
> 
> Input would be most appreciated.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
> V/F (949) 248-8588
> San Juan Capistrano, CA
> http://members.cox.net/ballense/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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Desi J. Kiss, M.S., P.E.
DJK ENGINEERING  
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
http://djkeng.tripod.com
Phone: 949/458-9169


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