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May 19, 2013
Shannon Holman wrote:
How did you reinforce the structure against lateral wind forces? - I am renovating a shotgun single in Holy Cross. When I bought the house, the interior walls were all heavily damaged and have been removed. I fell in love with the openness of the space, but am looking for an architect or engineer to help me understand how I can reinforce the structure without adding interior walls. It's a bargeboard house, so moment frames are out. I'm wondering if structural steel pipe might work.
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Elizabeth Calogero
Sorry, I just noticed your question from May '13. This house is only 16 feet wide, so reinforcement was not necessary.
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