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Sorry Roger, I disagree.

While one should use extreme caution in "cooking" by the code, the maps,
in my opinion, offer a better profile of building design needs based
upon subterranean soils.

Barry H. Welliver
barrywelliver2(--nospam--at)earthlink.net


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 3:17 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: IBC 2000 Seismic maps
>
>
> Jason Kilgore wrote:
>
> . > For more accurate Ss and S1 values, click on "Hazard by
> Zip Code" or
> . > "Hazard by Lat/Lon". Then enter the USPS zip code or
> Latitude/Longitude
> . > and the page will return values that are more accurate
> than reading of a . > large-scale map.
>
> And how accurate is the value you get when one building has
> one value, and
> another building on an adjacent lot has another value because
> they are in
> different ZIP code areas?
>
> The answers that you get with such precision are wholly inaccurate.
>
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
>
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