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     To: seaoc
     I would like to know if anyone is familiar with the Eurocodes
     E.U. or working with " state limit ", not "allowable stresses ".
     The Eurocode you are probably referring to is EUROCODE 3: DESIGN
     STEEL STRUCTURES Part 1.1 General Rules and Rules for Buildings
     ENV 1993-1-1).  Also you are probably referring to "LIMIT STATE"

     design.  Limit state design for structural steel is similar to
     LRFD design (Ultimate Strength) as opposed to ASD design
     Stress).  The Europeans I have worked with think it is quite
     that we have designed concrete in the U.S. for 20 year using
     Strength Design but when it comes to steel we still use Working
     (previously discussed many times on this list server!!).
     If you need foreign codes (DIN, British, Japanese, etc) a good
     is IHS (Information Handling Services) in Englewood, Colorado.
If you 
     need a complete set they can supply CD-ROMs or if you just need
one or 
     two they can fax them to you.  They can be reached at
     or 1-303-790-0600, or Internet:custsvc(--nospam--at)
     Thomas Hunt