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I answered the question in terms of another questions Dennis and I talked about last month. I can see now how the answer may not follow the entire question. You could say I was assuming additional information that was not there.
The current answer is No. 2 which is in debating process for a while. We figure total load and back out to uniform for easier calculation.  Other option would be either area C or 1 throughout and add additional loads difference between A & C  1 & 1E at wall lines at building edge conditions.
In a message dated 4/19/2008 11:51:54 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, t.w.allen(--nospam--at) writes:

Joe –


How do you break up a diaphragm up into anything smaller than something that attaches to either a shear resisting element or a transfer diaphragm?


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


Consulting Structural Engineers
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Subject: Re: Distribution of Wind Loads to diaphragm in Spreadsheets




I break the building into smaller diaph if applicable and apply loads per area  A & C or 1E & 1.

Simplified or Low rise methods. Full height of walls.


Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA

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