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Re: Max. Allowable Story Drift per IBC 2000?

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>From what I can gather, the limits from Seismic story
drift are applicable to Wind loading.  I guess it
would fall under the "Wind and Seismic Detailing"
section, IBC 1609.1.5.
HTH.
David Topete, PE
SF, CA
--- Daniel Boltz <dboltz(--nospam--at)1st.net> wrote:

> I cannot find an allowable story drift for wind
> loads in IBC 2000.  I have a Steel Design Handbook
> that states one-story buildings can have H/300 for
> drift and multi-story buildins should have less than
> H/400 for drift.  
> 
> IBC 2000 sets maximum story drifts per Table 1617.3
> for Seismic Loads, but nothing for Wind Loads.  The
> discrepency is that the maximum drift per IBC is
> H/480 for all buildings unless the connections are
> designed to account for more drift.
> 
> What is commonly used for allowable story drift of
> one-story and multi-story buildings?
> 
> Thanks.
> Dan  
> 
> 
> 
> 
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