Subject: Re: ASCE 7-98 and 1/3 Increase for Wind Load
From: "PEC - Lake City" <pec(--nospam--at)isgroup.net>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 08:23:14 -0400
>[By the way, what is the "Special Edition" of ASCE 7-98?]
ASCE issued a "special edition", copyright date 1998, of ASCE 7-98. As I
understand it, they needed to have 7-98 in print so that it could be
referenced by the International Building Code. I don't believe there is any
substantial change between it and the "official" 7-98 that was just
released. However, I don't have my copy of 7-98 yet and in the mean time I
am relying on the "special edition" I received at the ASCE Wind Loads class
held last fall.
David Finley, P.E.