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MWFRS=Main Wind Force Resisting System


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From: "Gary Hodgson & Associates" <ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: C & C


> I thought I had guessed meaning of MWFRS, but now I am
> not sure.  What does it stand for?
> Thanks
> Gary
> 
> On 15 Apr 2004 at 9:21, Andrew Kester wrote:
> 
> > Jim K:
> > 
> > I guess how much info you put on your plans depends on where you are
> > and the local jurisdiction. The Florida Building Code requires us to
> > supply C and C loads, in psf, "..for the design of exterior compnent
> > and cladding materials not specifically designed by the registered
> > design professional."
> > 
> > At my old company we used to supply the basic information like you
> > first described. At the my current company they had our CAD techs
> > redraw all of the ASCE and FBC wind diagrams and create schedules. The
> > engineers basically fill the shedules out per the ASCE wind tables for
> > all of the situations. These go right on our roof framing plan sheet.
> > This covers not only trusses and joists, but curtain walls, storefront
> > assemblies, doors, windows, misc. metal stud if we don't design it,
> > etc. It is a bit of work up front, but once you create the schedules
> > it is a breeze, no pun intended.
> > 
> > As far as trusses being MWFRS, that means if you remove one truss you
> > are effecting the stability of the entire building? That is just
> > silly. 
> > 
> > FBC: "MWFRS: An assemblage of structural elements assigned to provide
> > support and stability for the overall structure."
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Andrew kester, PE
> > 
> >   Longwood, FL  32750
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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