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On Thu, 14 May 1998, Info CyA wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> De: Freilinger, Shawn W <Shawn(--nospam--at)>
> Para: 'SEAOC Mailing List' <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
> Fecha: Jueves 14 de Mayo de 1998 12:53
> Asunto: Mexico/South American Code
> >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!
> >

In Mexico we use "Manual de Diseño de Obras Civiles" edited by Comisión 
Federal de Electricidad. Here you can find wind loads for whole country.
I´m not sure about if there is an english version.

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carlos arce leon