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IBC Section 1604.10, detailing requirements for the LFRS is per ASCE 7, regardless of wind or seismic forces governing.

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 7:07 PM, Tejas Goshalia <tejas_goshalia(--nospam--at)> wrote:
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Subject When wind governs with No Seismic

I am working on a big project where lateral (hurricane level) wind loads are more than 0.1W.  The structure has many irregularities such as non-parallel systems, discontinuous lateral systems, more than 40% area openings in floor diaphragms, curved and barrel roofs, etc.
The project is in Bahamas where local codes follow the Florida IBC and do NOT require/consider seismic loads.

What are the basis for design of lateral load elements such disphragms, collectors, discontinuous columns, OMF and OCBF connections???  The UBC-IBC methodology is to provide the minimum seismic requirements even though wind loads govern over seismic.  How do you interprate this when there is NO seismic ???


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