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Thank you. 
I'm just trying to get a grip on this...Can you explain why a larger Ab is
not more conservative?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tom VanDorpe [SMTP:tvandorpe(--nospam--at)vcaengineers.net]
> Sent:	Monday, July 17, 2000 6:59 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
> 
> 
> 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
> >
> >
> > Ouch B & C.  Unnecessary roughness?  My interpretation for the code
> > required standard of practice is 1936.  I would use 1600, just because.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Charles Greenlaw <cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com> on 07/12/2000 05:49:08 PM
> >
> > 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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