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Bill:
Unfortunately the New Jersey amendment to this IRC
section does allow it.
Thanks for your advice.
Irv
 

> 	With a 112 mph design wind speed, IRC 2000 Section
> R301.2.1.1
> would not permit this structure to be prescriptively
> designed as the
> basic wind speed equals or exceeds 110 mph.  The
> biggest change over to
> 2006 is that in hurricane prone regions the
> prescriptive limit drops
> down to 100 mph.
> 	You may have local amendments that change these
> code sections
> and I would concur with Ralph that you make want to
> consider you
> involvement.  When something rolls through I don't
> think I would want 4
> braced wall panels resisting over 1400 sf worth of
> wind load and my
> signature on it...
> 
> -Bill
> 
> 
>  


       
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