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RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation

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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?

Please clarify.

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-----
||> From:	M.J. Huszcz [SMTP:mjhuszcz(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
||> 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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