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Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 17:55:15 -0700
From: "Marlou B. Rodriguez" <mbrodrig(--nospam--at)>
Organization: Cal Poly, SLO
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Subject: [SEAOC] Re: [SEAOC] LRFD Vs. ASD?
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Drake, Rick wrote:
>      This LRFD or ASD Design thread was initiated by Bruce Bates
> with:
>      "Question for anyone who's interested: Are you using ASD or LRFD
> (or
>      something else) for steel design, and why?"
>      The responses since then indicate that there is little use of
> the LRFD
>      method on the West Coast.  A variety of reasons are given, but
> most
>      employers seem to expect their new employees to work in ASD.
>      This leads to my question as the Instructor of the undergraduate
>      Structural Steel Design Courses at Cal State Fullerton:
>      "Should the West Coast Universities be teaching ASD because the
>      present employers are using it, or should they be teaching LRFD
>      because future employers might be using it?"
>      Within the curriculum it is not practical to teach both ASD and
>      At Cal State Fullerton, we presently teach ASD in our semester
>      undergraduate courses.  The last 2 lectures are devoted to the
>      concepts of LRFD design.  Which methods do the other West Coach
>      schools teach?
>      Rick Drake, SE
>      rick.drake(--nospam--at)
> Here at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.  we learn the 
ASD method in the Architectural Engineering Department, but the Civil 
Engineering Department is teaching the LRFD method.
Marlou B. Rodriguez
SEAOC Fundraising Coordinator (Student Chapter)
        Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
ARCE Computer Lab Manager
        Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
email:  mbrodrig(--nospam--at)