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RE: Strap Bracing for Metal Stud Wall

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Jim -

But, seriously, are you suggesting that, in seismic zones 3 and 4, you
should use R=2.8, multiply by Omega_sub_o (basically, design for R=1)
and limit the structure to two stories?


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
V/F (949) 248-8588
San Juan Capistrano, CA

:-----Original Message-----
:From: Jim Persing [mailto:jpersing(--nospam--at)]
:Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 1:43 PM
:To: seaint(--nospam--at)
:Subject: RE: Strap Bracing for Metal Stud Wall
:I think you are both right but Bill's response is more applicable to
:restrictions that the code applies to this type of construction.  But
it is
:only for seismic zones 3 & 4.
:Jim Persing, PE

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