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LRFD, ASD, and USD

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Christopher Wright wrote (concerning the distinction between LRFD and ASD):

<< It seems like a distinction without a difference.  >>

Good quote.  I'm going to save this one.  

Would you say the same about Ultimate Strength Design for concrete?  We have
three decades of experience to go on.  So, here's Question No. 1:  Has
Ultimate Strength Design made a difference?

Thanks.

Carl S.