> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Espenlaub [mailto:Cespenlaub(--nospam--at)martinaia.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 8:44 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Non-Standard Joist Seat
> Us easterners tend to look at lateral design a little
> than you westies. Perhaps if more of our buildings saw damage
> from wind (or
> seismic) loads, we would be more conservative about our lateral load paths
Well, first of all, I'm not a "westie", I'm a "southie." But I do agree
that, living on the Gulf Coast as I do--I'm currently designing a small
building for 110 mph basic wind speed (three-second gust)--I do see lateral
load considerations as far more important.
Maybe if I only dealt with 90 mph and below, I wouldn't worry about it.
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
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