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We like to use H/500 both for the overall building

And inter story drift.


David L. Fisher SE PE

Senior Principal


Fisher and Partners

372 West Ontario

Suite 301

Chicago 60654


312.622.0409 (m)


312.573.1726 (f)



-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Mayer [mailto:doug.mayer(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 2:15 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Deflection


When wind governs in your lateral system design, what is the building drift limitation?  There doesn’t seem to be any specified building drift limitation for wind loads (that I can find) in the code.  What do you wind country folks do?




Doug Mayer, SE