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RE: NFPA code (was ASCE 7-98 and 1/3 Increase for Wind Load)

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] 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 them?

Mark D. Webster
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
297 Broadway
Arlington, MA  02474

From: "Polhemus, Bill" <wlpolhemus(--nospam--at)>
Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)
To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)'" <seaint(--nospam--at)>
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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