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General => General Forum => The IRC: International Residential Code and Good Practices => Topic started by: Hi Road on April 19, 2011, 05:48:17 PM

Title: 2009 IRC 12' prescriptive shear walls
Post by: Hi Road on April 19, 2011, 05:48:17 PM
http://media.iccsafe.org/news/eNews/2011v8n6/codeupdate-301irc.html (http://media.iccsafe.org/news/eNews/2011v8n6/codeupdate-301irc.html)

CODE CHANGE
Not sure if this is new NEWS to only me so I thought I would pass it on.  Prescriptive (none engineered) shear walls can now be up to 12' tall using a multiplier.  This change should help increase the usable floor space on tall walled plans used with attic and lofts type structures typical on this forum and John's plans.  I see it doable for RV storage buildings as well.  Thoughts?

Hi Road