Subject: Re: Exposure D Wind/Seismic Loads under IBC
From: Keith Fix <kefix(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 11:07:15 -0700 (PDT)
--- Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)d-fd.com wrote:
> Any wind guys or gals out there??
> I just noticed that the 2000 IBC specifically includes Exposure D
> category to the West Coast. The 1997 UBC specifically excludes
> Exposure D
> for areas with basic wind speeds less than 80 mph (fastest mile)
> includes central and southern California. Does anyone know the
> to this? Looks like all structures 1500 feet from the Pacific Coast
> need to be designed for higher wind loads.
> Thomas Hunt
> Duke/Fluor Daniel
While we're at it, I'm dealing with "build-for-expansion" difficulties
for a hospital in Little Rock. The IBC with increase my forces 6 TIMES
over SBC. (1.5 for hospital and 1.5 for lack of redundancy included).
What is this doing to people in other parts of the country, incl. CA?
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