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Re: ASCE 7-93 Wind Design

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Just a question regarding NC codes.  Is NC going to adopt the IBC in any way
shape or form?

"Effland, Greg" wrote:

> The ASCE7-93 and ASCE7-88 wind loads are the same.  The big difference, as
> you mentioned, is between 7-93 and 7-95 when the winds changed from fastest
> mile winds to 3 second gusts.
>
> You are also correct in that the current NC code (1996) refers to ASCE7-93
> for wind loads...
>
> Greg Effland, P.E.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 2:15 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: ASCE 7-93 Wind Design
>
> I am designing a building in North Carolina.  The current NC code
> requires the wind loads be calculated using ASCE 7-93.  I have a 7-88 and
> a 7-95, but not a 7-93.  I know there was a drastic change between 7-93
> and 7-95 for wind loads.  Can somebody who has the 7-88 and 7-93 code let
> me know if there is a major difference in calculating the wind loads
> between these codes?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Rich Lewis
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