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

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Really?

 

Have you ever designed a retail building with that long, solid wall at the rear?

 

Come back and tell me that when you’ve calc’d every building.

 

Regards,

 

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

ALLEN DESIGNS

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

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From: Truitt Vance [mailto:Truitt(--nospam--at)adVanceEng.net]
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Subject: RE: Stucco or GWB as shear wall in seismic zone 4 (1997 UBC/2001 CBC)

 

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there is no way any building will ever calc out at such low numbers

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