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What response modification factor R do you use for a shear wall core with outriggers?  This may be a building department doing it’s job or being overzealous.  I am sure the designer kept story drift low enough so the curtain walls would not fall on people.  The outriggers are an integral part of the lateral system limiting drift and I don’t see an R, Cd or OMEGAo for the system in ASCE7 or the IBC.


From: Gerard Madden, SE [mailto:gmadden(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 9:19 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: And you think you have plan check problems...


Sounds like someone got called on a “performance based design” to me. Pretty interesting article.