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Title: Strenth and Stiffness of 1x diagonal floor sheathing??

I don’t have the UBC but texts comparing various codes around the world indicate most codes usually adopt a value between 2% and 2.5% of the force in the critical flange.



Conrad Harrison

B.Tech (mfg & mech), MIIE, gradTIEAust



South Australia

From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, 4 October 2007 10:01
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: UBC 1630. Bracing Load


In bracing the top and bottom flange of a steel beam, what force do I use to design the brace connection?




T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers
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