Subject: Re: ACI 318 - request for comments for improvements
From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 19:40:11 -0400 (EDT)
Ah, a test subject...
It appears that you have used SP-17. Any comments on its clarity and/or
usefulness? We have receive some complaints that some of the
figures/table/charts are difficult to read. This is due to scanning of
photo-copies of photo-copies, etc. (see my other post of the 318 figures).
What has your experience been with SP-17? Good/bad?
On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Nels Roselund, SE wrote:
> 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.
> Nels Roselund
> Structural Engineer
> South San Gabriel, CA
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