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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laurence B. Oeth III [mailto:viacalx(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 10:19 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: ASD v. LRFD
> Another note:  All the LRFD in the world didn't help those welded moment
> connections in Northridge.  Perhaps a little less office/computer
> elegance and a few more practical construction + QA/QC requirements are
> in order.

I think those failures were do to welding problems.  Do welds know if they
were designed LRFD or ASD???

Brian K. Smith, P.E.