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Re: 2000 IBC v 1997 UBC code question

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I can't resist.  Your loop hole is simple; use LRFD.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
Duke/Fluor Daniel

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                    "Jeff Barrett"                                                                                 
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                                         Subject:     Re: 2000 IBC v 1997 UBC code question                        
                    10/29/01 02:09                                                                                 
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Chuck...we are reading it as yes we do have to change our ways, and the 1/3
increase is no longer an option (with the exception for wood).  I wish we
could still take it, but we haven't found anything that will allow it.  If
somebody knows of a loop hole, please show me where I can find it in the

Jeff Barrett, P.E. S.E.

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