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RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation

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Isn't that the waiting line for people who want to get onto select
committees and write riddles and snipe hunts into building code? 

Charles O. Greenlaw SE   Sacramento CA

At 08:13 AM 07/12/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>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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