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RE: sandwich panels in seismic design category D?

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He would once he reached an internet connection that allowed him to
reach his email account that he uses for the SEAINT list and checked
his email.  <grin>

Scott (in third person mode)
Adrian, MI

On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 David.Topete(--nospam--at)wildman-morris.com wrote:

> I thought S. Maxwell would chime in with his work on SIP's...
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> "Haan, Scott M POA" <Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)poa02.usace.army.mil>
> 11/08/2006 03:06 PM
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> No response.  Are all the people on the list celebrating?  Personally I
> dressed for a funeral today. My dreams of aerial hunting wolves in the new
> ANWR oilfield complex were dashed last night.
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> From: Haan, Scott M POA [mailto:Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)poa02.usace.army.mil]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 8:12 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: sandwich panels in seismic design category D?
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> Are wood panel / foam core sandwich panels being used anywhere in Seismic
> Design Category D?  ICC AC04 now says that they are allowed only in
> Seismic Design Categories A, B and C.   It is my understanding that the
> 2000 ICC evaluation reports were silent on this but that ICC evaluation
> reports based on the 2003 IBC say specifically they are only allowed in
> seismic design category A, B and C.
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> They used to use these panels in Anchorage Alaska to brace residential
> buildings frequently.  I remember one manufacturer had an engineer down in
> Oregon do their calculations for them and I think it was Premier Panels or
> something like this.
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> Where are the bodies?  I would like to know why they are not allowed
> anymore – were their failures in Northridge or something? Are these things
> being used in California or else where in seismic design category D?
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> Did some Cheechako [no offense intended to any Cheechakos reading this]
> committee decide they wanted to legislate that you can’t use sandwich
> panels like loghomes in Alaska where there is a history of them
> performing?  There were no reports from the November 3, 2002 Mw7.9
> Mentasta earthquake that sandwich panel braced houses in the Fairbanks
> area had to be condemned.
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