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None of these manuals are worth $900 nor, based on my experience, is it
it to get (put up with) a DoD contract to get the price break.

Bill Allen
-----Original Message-----
From: Stewart, Warren <wstewart(--nospam--at)>
To: 'Seaoc - Send to mail list' <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 3:28 PM
Subject: Subject: Re: Re[2]: Seismic and Wind Zone Maps

>Most of these manuals can be obtained on CD-ROM from National Institute
>of Building Sciences (202/289-7800 as a subscription
>service (Construction Criteria Base or CCB), updated quarterly, approx.
>$900 per year or free if you have DOD design contract.
>Warren Stewart
>>>     What is the Tri-service Manual and how does it relate to NAVFAC ?
>>>     to order the Manual (is there a web site)? Thanks
>>The Tri-services manual has been around for about 25 years if I remember
>>correctly, and is in most structural engineering offices. (I hope!)
>>The actual designation is:
>>        Army            TM 5-809-10
>>        Navy            NAVFAC P-355
>>        Air Force       AFM 88-3, Chap.13
>>"Technical Manual"  - "Seismic Design for Buildings"  - hence the name
>>"Tri-Services manual.
>>My edition is 1982, which I got in 1991; I don't know if there is a newer
>>There are also two subsequent or auxiliary manuals which address seismic
>>retro fitting and I believe, issues concerning push-over analysis.
>>There are also numerous other NAVFAC manuals, such as the following:
>>DM 7.1 and 7.2  -   Soils and foundations
>>DM 5            -   Civil Engineering
>>DM 2            -   Structural Engineering
>>DM 3            -   Mechanical Engineering
>>DM 38           -   Weight Handling Equipment and Service Craft - i.e.
>>cranes, dredges, pile driving etc.
>>In the front of some of these manuals there are listings of other basic
>>manuals and specific manuals.
>>Another manual that some people may be interested in, especially engineers
>>that live along the California coast and are expecting El Nino problems,
>>are the Shore Protection Manuals (two volumes) by the Army Corps of
>>All of these manuals can be purchased through government book stores at
>>reasonable prices.
>>Neil Moore