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> From: "Sprague, Harold O." <SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com>

> No one entity is driving this.  It is to be a professional paper for ASCE.
> It just makes sense that the extreme wind probability during a given
> construction period is less than the probability for extreme wind during the
> life of the building.

> development by a colleague of mine will attempt to corroborate the factors.
> The modifiers are on the velocity, and can reduce the construction wind
> stagnation wind pressure to about 60% of the 50 year wind stagnation wind
> pressure.

This is great. 60% sounds pretty close to the 10 year wind, rather than
5 year, but I'm guesstimating. Do you have any info on when/how it will
be published? I may have breezed over any announcements in the ASCE
mailings.

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Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
Civil/Structural/Project/International
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
<mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>

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