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Masoud Sanayei

BCainse(--nospam--at) wrote:
This is a link to the Building Standards Commission website giving the schedule for adoption of the IBC2006 with California amendments which will be the next California Building Code, to be adopted 7/1/07 and effective 1/1/08: Regards,
Bill Cain, SE
Berkeley  CA
In a message dated 10/15/2006 7:30:25 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, mailbox(--nospam--at) writes:

    Could anybody please comment on the latest news/status of the new
    California Building Code?
    Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA
        ----- Original Message -----
        *From:* Bruce Pooley <mailto:bdpooley(--nospam--at)>
        *To:* seaint(--nospam--at) <mailto:seaint(--nospam--at)>
        *Sent:* Sunday, October 15, 2006 4:44 PM
        *Subject:* RE: Need specification for exterior GLB

        24F-V8 pressure treated for above ground contact.

        One alternative that I see quite often is Alaska Cedar glulam
        – 20F-V13 combination—only the lower bending strength and MOE
        but the like very nice and weather well

        Timber Design

        *Bruce Pooley Colorado PE***

        *3448 S Newland Ct***

        *Lakewood, CO 80227***

        *303**-350-0985 cell***

        -----Original Message-----
        *From:* Dennis Wish [mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)]
        *Sent:* Sunday, October 15, 2006 5:30 PM
        *To:* light_framing(--nospam--at)
        *Cc:* seaint(--nospam--at)
        *Subject:* Need specification for exterior GLB

        I need to specify an exterior GLB that will be treated after
        installation to resist exposure to sun and the elements in a
        desert climate (average to be less an 16% relative humidity
        and as low as 5% in summer). The GLB is to support the edge of
        a patio cover and has a long cantilever on one side 8-feet,
        17.5-feet between supports and 2-foot cantilever at the other
        end.  The GLB will be supported to a 12-inch square concrete
        column that fills a cavity of a manufactured stone surround. I
        will use the columns (2 columns) to resist lateral load per
        the 1997 UBC using an R of 2.2 for the flagpole design of the
        concrete columns. The manufacter of the stone surround
        recommends the fill using vertical steel (calculated to be
        4-#6 vertical rebar and a #3 cage with an embedded column cap
        at the top. The foundation turns out to be 24-inch square x
        3’-9” below grade and a patio flatwork will prevent lateral
        movement of the top of the foundation. The roof is designed
        for a metal roofing, 2x8 DF#2 rafters @ 16” o.c. and the sides
        and bottom finished with metal lath and stucco (although the
        designer wanted to use an exterior GLB but I did not feel it
        had the life that stucco can provide in this area).

        I don’t know if the GLB will be painted or simply sealed with
        a preservative to prevent it from getting gray due to exposure
        to the sun. I have the AITC documents for preservatives and
        the wood used most in this area is DF/DF. I need a more
        specific recommendation (V3, V8 etc) and seem to recall, but
        can not locate the specification for a Visually Graded lumber
        that I think is a V8 when the end condition is cantilevered.

        Can anyone point me to the appropriate document or give me an
        idea how to specify this? Would I be better off with a
        Parallam and if so, the deflection calculated can be as high
        as close to 1-inch and I would need to add a camber. I do know
        that commercial grade Parallams can be ordered with a camber
        but the question my client will have is time and availability.
        Any suggestions quickly?



Bill Cain, S.E.
Berkeley CA

Masoud Sanayei, Ph.D.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
200 College Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA  02155

Phone: (617) 627-3762
FAX:   (617) 627-3994


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