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RE: Designing "Window Walls" per the 2003 IRC

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I don’t know what is in the IRC but Conventional Light Frame Construction in IBC 2308 is only allowed with 3 second gust wind load up to 100 mph.


Roger C. Davis




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That is what I thought. If they are in a 150 mph zone how could you ever allow non- engineered structures to be built. I believe the sustained winds were 120 mph from what I heard  last night.


 In a couple if photos houses were being remodeled from last years Hurricane.  I will take earthquakes anytime.


Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA