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Title: Re: ASD vs. LRFD
The last figures I heard, at an AISC seminar, was 15% of the engineers were using LRFD.
-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:SMAXWELL(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 10:36 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: Re: ASD vs. LRFD

OK, here is my meager challenge...I find 70% a little hard to believe.  I have worked at four companies in the last 6 years and only two people used LRFD consistantly.  I might believe that 70% are aware of and have been trained in LRFD, but may not consistantly used it.  I certainly would find that catergory, since I was taught it in school, but then learned ASD on the job.


Scott E. Maxwell, P.E.
Structural Engineer

SHG Inc.
500 Griswold Street, Suite 200
Detroit, MI  48226

Phone: (313) 442-8253       Fax: (313) 983-3636       Email: smaxwell(--nospam--at)

---------------Original Message----------------------
From: "Roger Davis" <rdavis(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: RE: ASD vs. LRFD

From:   SHAR1210(--nospam--at) [mailto:SHAR1210(--nospam--at)]
Sent:   Friday, June 11, 1999 10:38 PM
To:     seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject:        Re: ASD vs. LRFD

Dear Mr. ASD User:
It is no one's job to "Tell you why or show you why" to practice your design
with LRFD.  Being a PE it is your choice to be with LRFD or ASD.....  At
present about 70% or more engineers nationwide are using LRFD?

Isn't anyone going to challenge a statement claiming that 70% of engineers
use LRFD.  That is way out of line based on those I know and from the
comments on this list.  Would "seaint" please poll the list?

Roger Davis
SDS Architects, Inc
205 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703