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- From: MDear885(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 12:50:44 -0500
In a message dated 96-02-21 02:42:50 EST, you write: >The adoption by reference I've described >could reduce the actual body of the code immensely with a compensurate >reduction in price. Hardly. The cost of all the documents separately would be significantly more expensive than if incorporated into an individual code. Some of the standards are more widely available than others. Most SE's have an AISC Handbook. But fewer have a copy ACI 318 handy because it is already published in the UBC *and* it doesn't come as part of a larger handy reference work. (The Manual of Practice does not constitute a "handy" reference.<g>) Not all engineers have a copy of the NDS laying around either, for the same reason. I agree with the concept of a national uniform code, but only if the design specs are included. Mark Deardorff ...
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