Ghosh wrote an article that included this topic that was published in the May-June 1998 issue of Building Standards Magazine. Note that the 1.1 factor has been deleted in the 2000 IBC.
>>> "Bill Allen, S.E." <Bill(--nospam--at)jrma.com> 03/28/01 11:36AM >>>
I have some hand written notes in my seminar book when I attended the ICBO
Seminar on the 1997 UBC Earthquake Regulations. I believe the presenter was
S.K. Ghosh and I believe he said that this exception, which requires
multiplying the load factors by 1.1, should be deleted and is not
1. Does anyone else have similar notes?
2. Has anything been published publicly (such as a SEAOC position paper)
which states this?
3. (a big one), what about masonry?
Bill Allen, S.E.