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What does AISC's Research Show? (Was: ASD vs. LRFD)

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I'D be more interested in what a more "scientific" and (hopefully)
all-inclusive survey would show.

I ASSUME (please let me know, Charlie) that AISC has done and perhaps
continues to do polling in this area.

So what does this research show? What's the TRUE answer?

BTW, I was very surprised at a comment from one of our newer engineers, a
young lady just pre-PE exam, who came on board from a notable structural
engineering firm here in Houston the name of which would probably be
familiar to most of you.

Her comment was "at ____________, we ONLY used LRFD. I didn't know ANYONE
used ASD anymore!"

As I say, a fascinating tidbit.

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott E Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 10:21 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: ASD vs. LRFD

First, let me apologize to the rest of the list for opening this can of
worms again.

I am doing and informal survey to see how many people still use ASD.
I am NOT trying find which method is better or why, but just trying to 
see how many people have made the switch.

Now, a simple question for you...which of the following best describes the
use of steel design methods in your offce:

1) Only use ASD

2) Only use LRFD

3) Mainly use ASD but some LRFD

4) Mainly use LRFD but some ASD


Scott Maxwell, SE, PE