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I was referring to FEMA 267/267A "Interim Guidelines".

Bill Allen
-----Original Message-----
From: Y. Henry Huang <hhuang(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, October 30, 1997 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Steel Building Bracing

>Bill Allen wrote:
>> An interesting question here, but is anyone using bolted moment
>> in their design to resist dynamic forces such as earthquake loads? The
>> design example in the AISC manual (ASD), p. 4-116, 9th ed. specifies that
>> this example is for "static loading only". This connection also appears
>> be inconsistent with the new cover plate designs proposed by FEMA.
>Did FEMA really proposed cover plate designs?  Please enlighten me.
>Y. Henry Huang