# RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation

• To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
• Subject: RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
• From: "Bill Allen" <Bill(--nospam--at)AllenDesigns.com>
• Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 09:44:00 -0700
```Pardon me, but is that your OPINION or were you on the Code committee and
offering your summary of the committee discussion on the subject?

Thanks,

Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
ALLEN DESIGNS
Laguna Niguel, CA
http://www.AllenDesigns.com

||-----Original Message-----
||From: sharonb(--nospam--at)slarchitects.com [mailto:sharonb(--nospam--at)slarchitects.com]
||Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 8:14 AM
||To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
||Subject: RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
||
||
||The correct answer is 1936.  Consider the drip line.
||
||> -----Original Message-----
||> Sent:	Monday, July 10, 2000 9:37 AM
||> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
||> Subject:	Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
||>
||> I do not intend to steal the show from our beloved
||president but I need a
||> clarification of the word "all."
||>
||> Here is my predicament: Let say there is a one-story simple building
||> 40'x40'
||> with 2 feet roof overhang on four sides.  The question is
||how to calculate
||> AB for Rho evaluation.
||> AB = 40x40 = 1600 or AB = 44x44 = 1936.
||>
||> The Code definition of AB is "ground floor area ... to include area
||> covered by
||> all overhangs ..."  Does "all overhangs" include roof
||overhangs?  And what
||> about if my building becomes a two, three, four or
||five-story structure
||> with
||> roof over the top floor. Is AB 1600 or 1936?  This Rho business is a
||> nightmare, more questions to come.
||>
||>
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