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- From: "Yi Yang" <YI(--nospam--at)summit-sr.com>
- Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 17:01:17 -0700
This is not a Registered historical building. I met with the local building official, and explained how I would retrofit the building using steel braced frames etc., using UCBC load, and it was agreed that this is acceptable. After I came back, and read the UCBC again, and I start to wonder if this is valid, regardless of what the building official think, but from the do-it-right point of view. These stone walls are 24" thick, and I can take a core sample, to get their shear capacity. They must be good for something. The building official I spoke with, will be retired in less than a month, and I'm afraid I might have to justify this whole thing again to someone else who might see it differently.
Y i Y a n g, S. E.
SUMMIT ENGINEERING INC.
Santa Rosa, California
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