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Hello all,

The other day I had a talk with an engieer that mentioned he was using the simplified
method to calculate the base shear for wood structures, Also he said, he usually
uses 100% of the lateral force. In others words he does not reduces the forces by
the 1/1.4 allowed by the ASD load combinations. He also mentioned, that this won't
impact the cost of the project and that the builing code's intent is to provide 
minimum design loads. I believe this is just too conservative. Any thoughts? Thakns
in advance.

Eliseo Arellano.


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