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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 07 Aug 1997 12:35:14 GMT
In a message dated 97-04-21 19:57:44 EDT, you write: << Subj: Min. Code Design Date: 97-04-21 19:57:44 EDT From: tomlong(--nospam--at)silcom.com (Tom Long) Reply-to: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org (seaoc) Caught in between: There has been some discussion in our office about designing to the minimum standards that the 1994 UBC will allow. I am wondering what other office policies have implemented for their design standards, any comments? I use the city of L.A. code/ guidelines for nearly all projects. I state this in our contracts now as a condition of accepting a job. I have lost a small percentage ( <5% ? ) because of this. Since this was put together by a task force of government, seaosc, and industry members studying the failures of the Northridge earthquake, i question using less. This comes up frequently for us since L.A. city , L.A. county , and Ventura County require these minimums but in some cities within the counties UBC minimums are allowed so you can have different minimum requirements across the street ( in Westlake village, even across the street within the same city because it has the county line thru it ) . I do get comments about " overengineering " from the field the first time a contractor / developer builds to this level but then they get used to it and accept it. It would be alot easier to explain if everyone in seismic zone 4 were using the higher minimums. Same with structural observation. Tom Harris, SE Thousand Oaks, CA --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [126.96.36.199]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id MAA26353 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Tue, 22 Apr 1997 12:38:36 -0500 (CDT) Received: from emout11.mx.aol.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.13) id fa019375; Tue, 22 Apr 1997 10:29:12 -0700 Received: (from root@localhost) by emout11.mail.aol.com (8.7.6/8.7.3/AOL-2.0.0) id NAA01108 for seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org; Tue, 22 Apr 1997 13:26:47 -0400 (EDT) Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 13:26:47 -0400 (EDT) From: HARRISENGR(--nospam--at)aol.com Message-ID: <970422132645_1321058536(--nospam--at)emout11.mail.aol.com> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Re: Min. Code Design Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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