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...and ignore deflection compatibility between the units?

Just askin'

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
University of Southern California, M.S.C.E., 1983
University of Texas at El Paso, B.S.C.E., 1977

Consulting Structural Engineers
32302 Camino Capistrano, #206
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Oshin Tosounian Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 11:25 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Town Home Lateral Loads

Why not treat each unit as a block and provide shearwalls/lateral systems 
on all four sides and ignor the continuity of the roof and exterior wall 
sheathing. You will not have any drag forces between the units to deal 

Oshin Tosounian, S.E.

 From: Jeff Hedman <jeff_h(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Town Home Lateral Loads

This project has a separation between units.  One jurisdiction here does 
not allow double top plates or floor sheathing to go through the air gap. 
So I am not sure how I can really tie the floors of multiple units 
together.  The roof sheathing is continuous and the exterior sheathing are 
continuous.  Maybe thats all I need.  But if I do tie multiple units 
together this jurisdiction will ask for calculations to show how I am

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