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Stucco here is reinforced with expanded metal or woven wire lath stapled to
the framing.

Now, whether it gets installed properly is another issue.

Regards,

 

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.

ALLEN <http://www.AllenDesigns.com>  DESIGNS

Consulting Structural Engineers
 V (949) 248-8588 . F(949) 209-2509

-----Original Message-----
From: ASC [mailto:ggg(--nospam--at)bigpond.net.au] 
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 12:44 AM
To: Struct EngAssoc
Subject: STUCCO AND WALLBOARD IN E-QUAKE

 

An appendix to recent discussions on the subject:

 

Please remember that in any real event there are not only forces acting

in the plane of wall, but there are often intense vibrations normal to the
wall.

The latter can be damaging if the wall lining is heavy and brittle.

 

I would have little concern about the wallboard (known here as gyprock)

but stucco, unreinforced with any fiber, is a different story.

 

If your customer wants his wall to survive, ask him to fiber-reinforce.

 

 

Sincerely, 

Gregory from OZ

 

 

Stucco here is reinforced with expanded metal or woven wire lath stapled to the framing.

Now, whether it gets installed properly is another issue.

Regards,

 

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.

ALLEN DESIGNS

Consulting Structural Engineers
 
V (949) 248-8588 F(949) 209-2509

-----Original Message-----
From: ASC [mailto:ggg(--nospam--at)bigpond.net.au]
Sent:
Friday, June 23, 2006 12:44 AM
To: Struct EngAssoc
Subject: STUCCO AND WALLBOARD IN E-QUAKE

 

An appendix to recent discussions on the subject:

 

Please remember that in any real event there are not only forces acting

in the plane of wall, but there are often intense vibrations normal to the wall.

The latter can be damaging if the wall lining is heavy and brittle.

 

I would have little concern about the wallboard (known here as gyprock)

but stucco, unreinforced with any fiber, is a different story.

 

If your customer wants his wall to survive, ask him to fiber-reinforce.

 

 

Sincerely,

Gregory from OZ

 

 

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