Tom Van Dorpe and Robert Chou along with Andrew Fennell recently co-authored “Wood Framed Design in Seimic Areas: Re-tooling for the 2006 IBC in Light of Current Design Practice.

The scope of this article is focused upon typical light-frame buildings and issues related to the transition to the 2006 IBC from either the 2003 IBC or 1997 UBC. Issues related to the new wind design provisions, essential facilities or structures located in the flood plain are not considered in the article.

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