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Colombia has a new NSR-98 code, "Normas Colombianas de Diseño y
Construcción Sismo Resistente". It defines wind loads for diferent wind
speeds according with a eolic map, and the consideration of other factors. 
The chapter B-6, "Wind forces" has 26 pages, and I think it is only in
spanish language.  If you need it, please send a e-mail.

Orlando Prada

> De: Freilinger, Shawn W <Shawn(--nospam--at)>
> A: 'SEAOC Mailing List' <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
> Asunto: Mexico/South American Code
> Fecha: Jueves 14 de Mayo de 1998 9:35 AM
> I work for a communication tower manufacture.
> We've been doing a lot of work in Mexico and South America as of late.
> We are finding it hard to compete with other tower manufactures in that
> region (regardless of shipping costs).  We have been using the
> EIA/TIA-222-F code for the design of our towers, but the local
> manufactures seem to be using a local structural code that allows for
> slightly different wind loading than EIA/TIA-222-F.
> Does anyone know about building codes in Mexico/South America and where
> we could obtain an English translation?
> Thanks for any help you can provide!
> -S
> Shawn Wicks Freilinger
> Valmont/Microflect
> Shawn(--nospam--at)
> (503) 315-4515