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No.  I would find a system that had the same R in the 97 UBC and use the R that is in the IBC for that system or if your friendly building department plan reviewer does not like that logic use the R for an undefined system.


From: Christopher Haffner [mailto:chaffner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 9:56 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Braced Timber Frames - try again


Sorry to do this again but I'm on an island until I get some feedback on this.  


The UBC had an R-Value of 2.8 for braced timber-frames in Table 16-O but that listing disappeared in the IBC Table

1617.6.2.  Is there any kind of Code guidance on this type of structure any more?  Is this type of SFRS even allowed anymore?  What are others doing?  It's pretty hard convincing people why a braced timber frame can no longer be used when it's "been done like that for years." 




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