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RE: Wall framing with I-Joists

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They are using the lateral capacites of the plaster - Arkin- Tilt Architects uses what they call PISE - a soil cement applied with gunite equipment in a 2-3" thickness with 14 gauge wire mesh reinforcement.  others use the cement -lime plaster skins (stucco)-  there is full scale testing data available to validate allowable loads


Tim Rudolph

Bishop CA


Tim- this is interesting. How do they obtain lateral resistance- with plywood on portions of the walls?

I have built a two story straw bale house in Fallbrook for my own use, but I started with a steel building frame and diagonal bracing for lateral loads.

Stan Scholl PE

Laguna Beach, CA