I heard a couple of days ago that NFPA is proposing a competing code to the
IBC to be published as early as 2001 or 2002. I am astonished! Just when I
thought the days of multiple building codes were behind us with the advent
of the IBC. So if we don't act to ensure uniformity of structural design
provisions in the two codes, the days of keeping track of subtle differences
between codes may not yet be behind us.
Can anybody else tell us more about these developments and what steps we as
structural engineers are taking, and what we should be doing, to address
Mark D. Webster
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Arlington, MA 02474
From: "Polhemus, Bill" <wlpolhemus(--nospam--at)sbinfra.com>
To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: ASCE 7-98 and 1/3 Increase for Wind Load
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 13:02:06 -0500
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.
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