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I don't think your client can pick and choose codes.  You need to contact
the municipality that has jurisdiction for your project and find out what
code is legally binding.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
Duke/Fluor Daniel

---------------------- Forwarded by Tom Hunt/DFD on 06/22/2000 12:11 PM

"Ritter, Mike" <mritter(--nospam--at)> on 06/22/2000 07:54:05 AM

Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)

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Subject:  2000 IBC


I've been away for a while due to back surgery, but have re-joined the

I am now working with a client who asked us to use the 2000 IBC, and I
have a question for those of you who are familiar with it.  Basically,
the section on estimation of building period (1617.4.2.1) appears to
have some equations misplaced or missing.  The first equation (Ta = .1N)
appears to belong lower on the page, where there is a missing equation.
I'm sure the first equation should be the typical period estimation (Ta
= Ct(hn)3/4).  Is there any errata for this code yet?

Thanks,  Mike

Michael D. Ritter, PE
Senior Structural Engineer
Lockwood Greene Technologies
1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN  37831
(865) 220-4418
(865) 220-4310 (fax)