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Re: Exposure D Wind/Seismic Loads under IBC

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It's called "project killers."


Neil Moore, S.E.



At 11:07 AM 06/07/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>
>--- 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
>> wind
>> category to the West Coast.  The 1997 UBC specifically excludes
>> Exposure D
>> for areas with basic wind speeds less than 80 mph (fastest mile)
>> which
>> includes central and southern California.  Does anyone know the
>> background
>> to this?  Looks like all structures 1500 feet from the Pacific Coast
>> will
>> 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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