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Exposure – B

Use prescriptive design method. For all buildings located in Exposure C shall be designed under a professional engineer supervision.

Building Height

The building shall not exceed three stories nor a mean roof height of 33 feet, measured from average grade to average roof elevation.

Member Spans, Spacing, Cantilever

  • Floor framing member spacings shall not exceed 24 inches on center
  • Floor joist cantilevers supporting loadbearing walls or shearwalls shall not exceed the depthof the joists.
  • Floor joist cantilevers supporting nonloadbearing walls shall be limited to L/4.

Wall Heights, Stud Spacing

  • Load bearing walls shall not exceed 10 feet in height. Non-load bearing walls shall not exceed 20 feet in height.
  • Wall stud spacing shall not exceed 24 inches on center
  • Load bearing walls shall not exceed 10 feet in height.
  • Non-load bearing walls shall not exceed 20 feet in height.
  • Wall stud spacing shall not exceed 24 inches on center.

Shear Wall Line offsets, Story offsets, Orientation

  • Offsets in a shear wall line within a story shall not exceed 4 feet






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