As a general comment, I am mighty glad that IBC is incorporating ASCE 7 by
reference. In addition to being a "reward" for the hard work that ASCE has
done over the years in trying to gain jurisdiction of the smorgasbord of
design standards from all this various sources, and have them recognized by
industry as a whole, it just makes it so much more simple for students AND
practicing engineers alike to learn a standard loading regime.
I guess there's something to be said for "different strokes", but I'm glad
we soon won't have to worry about all the subtle differences from one code
to another in design.
Of course, YMMV, but that's the way I look at it.
From: Ed.Haninger(--nospam--at)fluor.com [mailto:Ed.Haninger(--nospam--at)fluor.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: ASCE 7-98 and 1/3 Increase for Wind Load
Eventually the IBC will reference the EQ
provisions in ASCE 7 - maybe in the 2006 edition of the IBC.