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Re: ASD vs. LRFD

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>These codes will necessarily be ASD in the future because they are ASD now?
>A load factor could not be found for nuclear or lifting equipment?  While I
>have no idea whether these codes will ever change and don't care to
>speculate, I'm not sure that I agree with the premise behind the statement.
The reason they're ASD now and likely to remain so is because service 
loads govern. 

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)