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Michael,

The ASCE 7 88 and the ASCE 7-93 wind load provisions are identical as far as
I know.

Regards,
Harold O. Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Michael LeComte [SMTP:m.lecomte(--nospam--at)lycos.com]
> Sent:	Friday, September 28, 2001 2:51 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	ASCE 7-88 vs. 7-93
> 
> Does anyone know of any changes in the WIND LOAD section of ASCE 7-93 when
> the code updated from the previous 1988 version?
> 
> I realize the most current edition of ASCE 7 is 1998.  I'm dealing with
> the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Specfications which indicate using "the
> fastest-mile-of-wind charts available in ASCE 7-88".  Fair enough but was
> confuses me a bit is that the aforementioned Bridge code is the 1999
> edition, and there is a reference in this same code to ASCE7-93, so I
> don't think it's a matter of ASCE 7-93 not being around long enough to
> make it into the 1999 AASHTO code.
> 
> So, that's my long way of saying there must be something different in the
> ASCE 7-88 compared to the ASCE 7-93 wind load spec?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Michael LeComte, PE
> FL Bridge Engineer
> 
> 
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