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1.1 Multiplier for Seismic Forces in Concrete and Masonry

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In reference to UBC'97 Sec. 1612.2.1 Exception #2,

I would like to find out what is your experience with various jurisdiction as far as the enforcement of this.

It is my understanding that in a paper C.K.Ghosh, and subsequently the Blue Book formed an opinion about neglecting the 1.1 increase. I would like to know what is the position of  LA City (and its neighbors) and DSA/OSHPD.

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Attila Beres, PhD, PE
Project Engineer

Robert Englekirk Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc.
Englekirk & Sabol Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc.
2116 Arlington Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90018-1398
323-733-6673, fax -8682        www.englekirk.com