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The Code defines "Floor Area" in section 207.

The definition reads: "Floor Area is the area included that the surrounding
exterior walls of a building or portion thereof, exclusive of eave shafts
and courts.  The floor area of a building, or portion thereof, not provided
with surrounding exterior walls shall be the usable area under the
horizontal projection of the roof or floor above.".

Therefore, use the exterior walls wherever possible.  Also, inflating Ab
isn't a conservative move, so be cautious about which number you use.

Sincerely,

Tom VanDorpe, P.E.
VanDorpe Chou Associates, Inc.
Orange, California
(714) 978-9780


original message:
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From: sharonb(--nospam--at)slarchitects.com
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Paul_Reilly(--nospam--at)dot.ca.gov [SMTP:Paul_Reilly(--nospam--at)dot.ca.gov]
> Sent:	Thursday, July 13, 2000 8:01 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> 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
>
> To:   seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> cc:
> Subject:  RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
>
>
> 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.
> >


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