If you're on an escarpment, though, be sure to consider the effects of the
Topographic Factor Kzt, which can have a significant impact. Refer to Figure
6-2 in ASCE 7-98.
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Smith [mailto:smthengr(--nospam--at)sirius.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 6:09 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: What Exposure to use?
> I was told by the Belvedere, CA building official to use exposure D.
> Belvedere is located well within the San Francisco Bay. It did not seem to
> me to represent the highest wind exposure, however, it was about 100 yards
> from the water on a steep hill. As it turned out seismic still governed.
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