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Doug:

The IBC 2000 has basically the exact same provision in 1614.5.

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, Doug Mayer wrote:

> Andy,
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> Per the 2001 CBC section 1626.3:
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> Seismic and Wind Design.  When the code-prescribed wind design produces
> greater effects, the wind design shall govern, but detailing
> requirements and limitations prescribed in this section and referenced
> sections shall be followed.
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> I take this to mean that even if wind loads govern, you still have to
> design and detail based on seismic requirements.  I don't know if there
> is a comparable section in the IBC, but I would assume there is.  Hope
> that helps.
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> Doug Mayer, S.E.
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> ________________________________
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> From: Andy Heigley [mailto:aheigley(--nospam--at)jgaeng.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 5:50 AM
> To: Seaint
> Subject: Discontinuous Shear walls
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> Somewhat keeping on topic, I have a multi-story apartment building,
> where I'm losing a lot of shear walls at the 1st floor, but my wind
> design force is significantly more than seismic.  Are there any
> provisions for discontinuities in vertical resisting elements that are
> controlled by Wind forces?  I know that in the seismic chapter, there's
> the vertical structural irregularities table, to which gives you
> provisions for seismic, but obviously, losing the lower level of a 2 or
> 3 story shear wall has significant affects under either wind or seismic
> loadings.
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> Also some food for thought...  do you guys feel that the building codes
> should possibly add section in the structural chapter for
> irregularities, and the provisions for both wind and seismic listed in a
> table.  I think that would be helpful.
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> Andrew Heigley, PE
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> Dublin, OH
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