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Hm. The Salt Lake Tabernacle is about a hundred and fifty years old. The roof structure is entirely wood-framed. It’s only now getting an earthquake retrofit to bring it up to code.

 

It is a fallacy that “wood framed structures don’t last.” Beware of “conventional wisdom” based on the notion that “if I haven’t been using it, it must not be worth using.”

 


From: Jen Wadsworth [mailto:JWadsworth(--nospam--at)TricoEngineering.com]
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 8:03 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: wood framing - commercial structures

 

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My experience with this subject is limited… in my opinion if it’s going to last, you should be using conc. and steel.