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Re: Question about Shear wall aspect ratio

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In a message dated 2/6/2008 12:19:43 PM Pacific Standard Time, Gautam_Manandhar(--nospam--at)ci.richmond.ca.us writes:

The code requires the shear walls to meet the aspect ratio of table 2305.3.4.  The manufactured shear walls – Simpson, hardy frame – as used in most design, does not meet this requirement.    Is this an issue some of you are facing and how do you go around the building department that is requesting that the code aspect ratio requirement be met.  The code does not waive the aspect ratio requirement for walls tested for dynamic loads.

Simpson, Hardy Frame, etc. have ICBO ES ER Approvals. I never had any problems with a Building Dept. regarding that.
 
Antonio S. Luisoni
Consulting SE