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About a year ago I was in a structural engineering seminar in the Los
Angeles area. At one point, the gentleman running the show asked: "How many
of you are familiar with ASD?"  Everyone was, of course. His next question
(And how many of you are regular LRFD users?) generated no response at all. 

The future is undoubtedly LRFD. AISC hardly even mentions ASD, but for now
it seems that, in terms of LRFD implementation, the structural engineering
community is quite a few steps behind. Is this assertion correct? I think it
would be of interest to all of us to find out how widespread the use of LRFD
really is. 

Gabe Bohm
San Dimas, Ca.