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RE: ASD vs simple test

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>A number of years ago when LRFD was first being pushed there was a
>traveling road show organized by AISC as I recall.  The emphasis of this
>presentation was on all of the special situations and tricks where LRFD
>resulted in a savings in weight.
And I'm still wondering why it's being pushed so hard. I bet some of my 
family must've been equally puzzled when they got back from France in 
1919, and started asking themselves how the hell Prohibition got passed. 

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