Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Town Home Lateral Loads

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Not allowing the sheathing to go through is crazy. With construction like 
this, you really should design each unit as free standing and provide a 
seismic separation between them.

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

ALLEN DESIGNS
Consulting Structural Engineers
32302 Camino Capistrano, #206
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
V (949) 248-8588•F (949) 209-2509

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com] On 
Behalf Of Jeff Hedman Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 10:26 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Town Home Lateral Loads

Joe,
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 
transferring the loading to multiple units.

> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:43:39 -0700
> From: "Joe Venuti" <jovenengr(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
> Subject: RE: Town Home Lateral Loads
> 
> Jeff
> 
> Do you place a separation between the units or is it just a party wall
> of staggered studs ?
> 
> If not then distribute Wind to 2 or 3 end units depending upon loading
> requirements

Truncated 696 characters in the previous message to save energy.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Post your message to the list by sending it to: 
   SEAINT-SEAOSC(--nospam--at)mail-list.com.

The email messages sent to the list will be saved in an archive on the World Wide Web.
These archives are located at:
    http://archive.mail-list.com/SEAINT-SEAOSC

To contact the list owner, send your message to:
   SEAINT-SEAOSC-list-owner(--nospam--at)mail-list.com.

Sponsored By: Pacific Structural & Forensic Engineers Group, Inc. (PSFEG)

To unsubscribe, switch to/from digest, get on/off vacation, or change your email address, click here.
<http://cgi.mail-list.com/u?ln=seaint-seaosc&nm=seaintma%40euken.net>