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>From: 	Ed.Haninger(--nospam--at)[SMTP:Ed.Haninger(--nospam--at)]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, February 17, 1998 2:56 PM
>To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)
>Subject: 	Re[3]: MBMA Code and Wind Loads
>     For metal buildings I specify that the UBC be used for design.  The 94 
>     UBC is currently used for most building departments.  I don't have to 
>     worry about MBMA and the building department accepts it.  The 94 UBC 
>     is still the old "fastest mile" procedure, but it gives generally 
>     lower, but reasonable loads compared with the ASCE 7-95.  
>     Ed Haninger
>     Fluor Daniel
>     in "rainy" California 
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>Subject: Re[2]: MBMA Code and Wind Loads
>Author:  James_F_Fulton@rohmhaas.com_at_-FDInternet at FDINET
>Date:    02/16/1998 4:07 PM
>I would tend to agree that the source of wind load provisions in ASCE 7-95 
>not MBMA.  About 3 years ago I compared the wind loads on a metal building 
>design determined using MBMA and ASCE 7 (either 93 or 88, doesn't matter 
>here). The MBMA loads were much less.  MBMB has some justification for this,
>but I am not sure what it is. Since wind loads for low rise buildings from 
>ASCE 7-95 end up being not largely different from those determined from ASCE
>7-93, I suspect that MBMA wind loads are still much less than the 
>corresponding ASCE 7-95 values. In the process of this work, I was 
>a metal bldg. spec, and I specified that the building was to be designed to 
>1993 BOCA Code, particularly in regards to wind loads.