To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Any California D.S.A. engineers out there?
From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 16:43:04 -0500 (EST)
Actually, I would point out that part of the industry has heard the
objection to the "pushing" of only LRFD. AISC will publish a joint spec
with both ASD and LRFD. You can get the details at:
Hope that brightens some ASD diehards' day!
BTW, this is actually old news. Charlie had already mentioned it on the
list, if my memory serves me correctly.
On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Mark Pemberton wrote:
> I can only speculate that DSA does not feel it can
> adequately re-train all its engineers for LRFD
> at this point. It makes it difficult with the
> industry headed towards LRFD and DSA not allowing
> its use. The new FEMA 350 and 353 manuals do not
> even give alternative guidelines for the ASD approach.
> As far as the UBC goes, using the new seismic provisions
> for lateral steel design makes it a whole lot more
> confusing and difficult if you commit to using ASD.
> My two cents anyway. (OK maybe a buck)
> Mark Pemberton, P.E.