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RE: More ASD vs LRFD

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You start off talking about apples and then move swiftly to oranges.

Adequate structural detailing is a non sequitur. It applies no matter what
and is not in any way, shape or form a function of which design code
philosophy is used.

For myself all this talk about "savings" is moot. I'm after reliability and
protecting myself from liability. Sometimes that even means my designs might
be conservative if that's what is needed in my professional judgment. The
LRFD method provides a more comprehensive and deliberate way to do this,
with the excellent load combinations and explicit methodical procedure. I
should pay attention also to the things you mention, but that has nothing to
do with which design procedure is used.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, TX, USA
Phone (281) 492-2251
FAX (281) 492-8203
email bill(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: ADFPE(--nospam--at) [mailto:ADFPE(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 10:23 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: More ASD vs LRFD

My primary concern with this whole topic though is that the focus is on
structural design analysis and not on structural design detailing.

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