" .........IBC might be better since it is the "future"
path for codes."
Not so fast. I just returned from an NFPA seminar. They have a full fledged
building code in the works,NFPA 5000. It will be out in a couple of years.
Randy Russ, P.E.
Baton Rouge, La.
From: Paul Crocker <paulc(--nospam--at)ckcps.com>
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2001 3:41 PM
Subject: RE: GOOD CODE BOOK?
>"If you want a code to provide yourself with a "learning" experience, then
>either code will do, but the IBC might be better since it is the "future"
>path for codes."
>Keep in mind that the IBC makes extensive use of references rather than
>reprinting other codes, so you will also need an ACI 318-95, an AISC
>and possibly a few others depending on which material you work with to go
>along with your IBC. Many engineers already have these, but if you do not
>this could be a consideration.
>Paul Crocker, P.E.