Thanks for the opportunity.
The Code/Commentary side-by-side format is very helpful, and that
publication in combination with SP-17 seems to work very well. Bringing
Code, Commentary and Design Handbook together into one publication may be a
way of making the Code easier to use -- perhaps some designers are not
familiar with the availability of the SP-17 Design Handbook.
You mentioned reluctance to use the word 'simplification' to describe any
changes that may come out of the process you have initiated on the List. I
agree -- to sacrifice either effectiveness or cost-of-construction to make
the Code simpler to use would be a mistake.
Code complexity is not a basis for my selection of materials. However, my
structures [related to repair and strengthening of old buildings] are
typically not very large or complex.
South San Gabriel, CA
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