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From: Christopher Haffner [mailto:chaffner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 11:16 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: ordinary braced frame - building frame system or bearing wall system

I’ve seen the code trend too and I would say you are right in your example.  I tend to like the definitions in the Seismic Design of Buildings and Bridges by Alan Williams (pg 54).  Although it is written for the 97 UBC I doubt the basics of each system have changed much. 



A bit off the stated topic (so I changed the subject line):


Is this a valid statement?


I have some of Williams' "older" publications because whenever I "got around to it" I intended to use them for study to take the SE exam.


I guess I've been under the impression that things changed A LOT between '97 UBC and the advent of the International Codes, and so figured I'd just wasted my money.

What's the actual situation? If I learn under Mr. Williams' '97 UBC books, will there be a deficit in my understanding translating to the International Codes?

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