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Thanks Paul
It is refreshing to know that nobility is not dead! 
I also want to add that there are design examples in the Seismic Design
Manuals (for 1997 UBC) published by SEAOC.  They include rho calculations.
Sharon

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> Subject:	RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
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> Ouch B & C.  Unnecessary roughness?  My interpretation for the code
> required standard of practice is 1936.  I would use 1600, just because.
> 
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> Charles Greenlaw <cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com> on 07/12/2000 05:49:08 PM
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> Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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> Subject:  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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