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Yes, the 2005 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic, which is adopted in the 2006/2009 IBC, has those capacities listed in Table 4.2C.






John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
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The document does address in-plane shear capacity. A 2x6 deck with 2 nails per deck/joist intersection is usually good for about 50psf. Does the current code still allow this for LFRS (it comes up occasionally in decks)?

Chuck Utzman, P.E.


Alexander Bausk wrote:

> Matthew,