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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. 

Carl Sramek