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masonry wall to resist wind but not flood load

masonry wall to resist wind but not flood load

masonry wall to resist wind but not flood load

Does anyone know a FEMA link or any detailing info. on designing first floor masonry in Florida to resist wind loads but to collapse under hurricane flood load with minimal damage to superstructure?

RE: masonry wall to resist wind but not flood load

Use this link to get to the Fla. Building Commission who has jurisdiction over the new Fla. Building Code.

Good luck           

PS.  Engineers designing to the FBC are required to have certain continuing ed. training.  This is in addition to Fla. P.E. rqmts.  Be sure you're up to date before submitting designs for review.

RE: masonry wall to resist wind but not flood load

The 1 sq inch hole for every 1 sq. ft. of interior space provision applies to equalization of flood waters not to velocity flood forces such as those present in hurricane flooding.  Follow the provisions for hydrodynamic forces due to velocity flooding.

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