Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...
[SEAOC] LRFD vs ASD, midwest perspective[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
- To: seaoc(--nospam--at)power.net
- Subject: [SEAOC] LRFD vs ASD, midwest perspective
- From: TFHSE(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 09:36:16 -0400
I am a Ca SE w/ 5 years experience in California and 10 outside. In the midwest the switch to LRFD is probably going to be slower than California, simply because there are alot of small buildings which engineers design without alot of intensive calculation. They say why complicate something that is already simple. However, the top guns in the midwest are currently using LRFD and investing in LRFD software. While not official, you can rely on the fact that the ASD 9th edition is the last ASD steel manual that will ever be published. Thus in 10 years the only ASD manual available will be dated 1989, 17 years old. In 10 years we will all be using LRFD. Schools should continue teaching LRFD. New hires will have to strugle with ASD for a while (new hires have lots to struggle with anyway), and old employers will struggle with the transition to LRFD over the next 10 years. Don't panic, 10 years is along time to learn and and adjust to keeping up with the state of the practice. Thomas F. Heausler, S.E. Kansas City, MO ...
- Prev by Subject: [SEAOC] lrfd
- Next by Subject: [SEAOC] LRFD Vs. ASD?
- Previous by thread: [SEAOC] Re: [SEAOC] Help: Calculate Ms from Ml or Io ...
- Next by thread: [SEAOC] Structural Engineering Position