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For example if the shear wall is rated at 550 plf then the uplift/compression forces should not exceed those that may by produced by 550plf. Remeber the omega factor if applied to the actuall shear, which in a a wood framed structural using shearwalls is, I believe 2.8. But this is not applied to the rated shear.
I believe I am correct but if not please correct me.
Erik Gibbs

On 10/1/06, Eliseo Arellano <eliseoas(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Dear users;

We are working on aproject with a shear wall on a second story supported by a glulam
beam below. I know that the beam needs to be design for the special load combination
of CBC section 1612.4. What is not clear to me is the interpretation for Exception
1 of section 1630.8.2.1

(The quantity Em need not to exceed the maxim force that can be transferred to the
elemnte by the lateral-force-resiting system)

What would be such a force one this particular situation? Thanks in advance for any

Eliseo Arellano

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