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Re: Stucco or GWB as shear wall in seismic zone 4 (1997 UBC/2001 CBC)

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I guess that I am not fully up to date on this but I thought that the
City of LA, the County and most of the cities stopped approval of gypsum
wall board for shear several years ago.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA


On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 18:17:19 -0700 "Bill Allen" <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net>
writes:
> I haven't used stucco or GWB since Northridge, but a new customer is 
> asking
> me to look into it. If the loads are less than the capacity (even 
> the
> reduced capacity of GWB), I might have trouble justifying WSP just 
> because
> it "feels good".
> 
>  
> 
> Does anyone have evidence which would allow me to not use stucco or 
> GWB as
> SWs and still feel like I've tried to accommodate a customer's 
> request?
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
>  
> 
> T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
> 
> ALLEN DESIGNS <http://www.AllenDesigns.com> 
> 
> Consulting Structural Engineers
>  V (949) 248-8588 * F(949) 209-2509
> 
>  
> 
> 

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