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RE: LRFD Load Factors.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adolfo Galvez [mailto:agv(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Thursday, November 19, 1998 5:38 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: LRFD Load Factors.
> When you are designing for another place outside USA, do you
> still use the
> same USA Load Factors in load combinations for Dead, Live,
> Earthquake and
> Wind?, because Load Factors are function of the statistical
> data for a load...

That's not correct.

Simply stated, the Load Factors reflect the statistical probability of the
effect that a specific component of the load combination will have on the

The "statistical data for a load" are reflected by the magnitude of the
virtual load itself.