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Hi Bruce, please also consider what the architect may use and whether the
local building department will allow you to submit the structural to the UBC
and the architectural to the IBC.  I have noticed many architect preferred
the IBC over the UBC during our transitional period and we allowed them to
mix the two codes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Holcomb [mailto:bholcomb(--nospam--at)brpae.com]
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 7:44 AM
To: Seaint (E-mail)
Subject: '97 UBC vs. 2000 IBC


I am looking at IBC & UBC to see which code I would prefer to use for a
building design in Las Vegas.  (From what I have been told, we can use
either... I don't know why... maybe the city is in the process of adopting
the IBC.)

I have checked the seismic design forces and what I got is that the '97 UBC
seismic forces are higher than the 2000 IBC.  Does that seem logical?  UBC
zone is 2B and for IBC, Ss = 0.615 and S1 = 0.182.  Beyond calculating the
seismic forces, it seems that the two codes are similar in their application
to the design of the structural elements.  Am I missing anything?

Any guidance you can give would be appreciated!



Bruce D. Holcomb, PE
Butler, Rosenbury & Partners
300 S. Jefferson, Suite 505
Springfield, MO 65806-2217
ph (417) 865-6100
fax (417) 865-6102




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