The lowest floor is 37' above sea level and the roof is 33' above that, is
that an escarpment?
|~|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
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