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Are sprinklers required in concealed spaces such as floor and roof cavities in multi-family wood-frame buildings?
Are there resources for obtaining shear capacities for wood-frame shear walls and diaphragms that utilize sheathing thicker than given in the SDPWS capacity tables?
What options exist for 1-hour rated floor and roof assemblies where floor joists less than 2×10 in depth are desired?
Do light-frame wood columns that are located entirely within fire-resistance-rated walls also require individual fire protection or encasement?
Do provisions in the NDS for built-up columns also apply to a built-up group of studs at the end of a shear wall? Do the shear wall end post plies need to be fastened together using these provisions?
How do you demonstrate the fire resistance of exposed wood members using char methods in lieu of gypsum?
How can wood structural panels be designed for out-of-plane cantilevers such as roof sheathing at gable ends?
Under the IBC, when is separation of occupancies required vs. not required? For the former, what criteria (i.e., fire ratings, construction) exist for the assemblies that form the separation?
Can dead loads be used to resist shear wall overturning? Can any dead loads be used or do they need to occur directly over the hold downs?