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Unless the lawyer can produce a legally binding code for the specific
application (which you have not followed), you don't have a legal problem, do


Bill Polhemus wrote:

> As I said in my original post, I have used the Code all along for many
> "INFREQUENTLY ENCOUNTERED" design solutions. But LEGALLY where are we when
> we do?
> The disclaimer put into the Code, no doubt prompted by the same legal
> concerns that I have expressed here on my own behalf, essentially tells us
> that, even though these Code provisions are based on sound principles, and
> even though you and I know whence they come, the fact is that if we use AISC
> Code provisions (or any such code provisions in a similar vein) we are
> essentially out on a limb, and all on our own.
> This is the kind of thing with trial lawyers make (a great deal of) hay.

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