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Table 1604.3, 2003 IBC
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Re: Table 1604.3, 2003 IBC By  rogerpa

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9/13/2006 5:16:00 PM

From 1613.1(of course this only applies in section 1613).
BRITTLE. Systems, members, materials and connections that do not exhibit significant energy dissipation capacity in the inelastic range.
Perfectly clear? :confused:


   

Re: Table 1604.3, 2003 IBC By  Paul Sweet

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9/14/2006 10:09:00 AM

Plaster is considered brittle. Drywall is considered flexible.


   

Re: Table 1604.3, 2003 IBC By  rday

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11/25/2008 9:15:00 AM

Sorry to bring back an old thread.

I was looking for what constitutes a brittle vs. a flexible finish and this came up.

Is drywall a flexible or brittle finish?
Any code cite?


   

Re: Table 1604.3, 2003 IBC By  paulk

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11/28/2008 4:36:00 PM

drywall is typically considered as flexible,
brittle would be masonry, or plaster

I don''t have a code reference on the walls but-
2000 IBC Commentary states Gyp Bd ceilings are allowed more flexible criteria than plaster ceilings


   

Re: Table 1604.3, 2003 IBC By  rday

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12/1/2008 5:35:00 AM

Thanks,

At least it''s something I can reference.


   

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