Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Building Codes Online?

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
The APA website features our most recent publications.  I don't believe any
of the Research Reports are online.  We are investigating ways to improve
the website for engineers -- including more technical documents, research
reports and laboratory reports.

Tom

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Structuralist [mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 16:30
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Building Codes Online?
> 
> 
> Tom,
> You have a way of confusing me at times. I think we are both in
> agreement on these issues, but I am not quite sure. 
> APA, even more than AISC, has made publication available to the
> professional community for a nominal fee or free for download. If
> anything, you are an example of what I am suggesting from other
> organizations and code writers. While APA does not write the 
> wood code,
> you contribute important technical documents, but your (APA) fees are
> not inflated. It is observable that APA is only charging for 
> printing or
> mailing and has taken efforts to allow free downloads. TO AN 
> EXTENT!!!!
> 	
> Research Report 158 - Shear walls under Cyclic (Reversed) 
> Loading $3.00
> Research Report 157 - Shear Walls with gypsum Wallboard $3.00
> 
> Okay, I'm nit-picking. These documents are certainly worth the price
> plus shipping, but my question is that as important as these documents
> are to the structural engineering community why are they not PDF files
> like the majority of the documents listed - Especially the Cyclic
> Loading document which literally made the majority of shearwall design
> in California? Surely, the $3.00 each can't cover both the publication
> and the cost of development. Now, I've gotten these free by 
> asking, but
> why aren't they on APA's list for download?
> 
> If I give up nit-picking, I have to admit that APA is the one source
> that has more free and important documents for wood design than almost
> any other organization and I commend them most honorably.
> 
> Dennis
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Skaggs [mailto:tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)apawood.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 6:59 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: Building Codes Online?
> 
> 
> APA's philosophy is to absorb publication development cost as a
> promotional tool.  The APA members dues are paying for the 
> intellectual
> property that is contained in these publications.  If one 
> orders an APA
> publication from the website (or from the helpdesk), we 
> include a small
> invoice that is attempting to cover printing costs.  Our flagship
> publication (Engineered Wood Construction Guide) is approximately 80
> color pages.  The list price is $8.00.  We offer the 
> publication, in PDF
> form, for free at our website.
> 
> My point is that the significant cost of building codes, standards et
> cetera is not necessarily the cost of the paper.  E-versions are not
> going to significantly reduce the cost of <<insert code, standard,
> document here>>.
> 
> Tom
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------
> Thomas D. Skaggs, Ph.D., P.E.
> Senior Engineer
> APA - The Engineered Wood Association
> P.O. Box 11700
> Tacoma, WA 98411-0700
> ph: 253/565-6600
> fx: 253/565-7265
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------
> 
> 
> ******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
> *   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
> * 
> *   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
> *   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
> *   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
> *
> *   http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp
> *
> *   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
> *   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
> *   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
> *   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
> ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ******** 
> 

******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
* 
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*
*   http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp
*
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********