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Oops, I found another pen.
 
If you multiply the resisting moment by a safety factor of 1.5 then this is the same thing as multiplying the overturning moment by 0.6.
1/1.5=0.666 (rounded off)
Someone asked this question at ASCEs SEI Florida Building Code seminar in Tampa this month.  Their answer was that these two requirements were redundant.
In the case of a metal building, these reductions/safety factors should already be reflected in the metal building manufacturers reaction summary.
 
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