Charles Greenlaw wrote:
<<Why ASCE 7 is different I do not know. Maybe ASCE does not rely on seismic
code complexity as its basis for reputation and self-esteem, and makes up
for it with wind code complexity. A cynic might know, if you can find one.>>
But still, the seismic codes are not to be outdone. As added proof, compare
the NEHRP seismic maps to the new wind map in ASCE 7-95. It takes 3 hours
just to unfold the seismic maps while the new wind map can be memorized in 20
seconds or less.