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Roger:
"Maybe the next edition of the FBC will include EQ."

The State of Florida appears to have taken the IBC, stripped out all seismic requirements and added additional requirements for "High Velocity Wind Zones".

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:11 AM
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Subject: Seismic in FL


Andrew Kester wrote:

. > I am not saying it is 100% correct, but:

. > -There is no mention of seismic design in the Florida Building Code 2000.
. > -It is not offered even as a load combination in Chapter 16
. > -I have never heard of any engineers designing for Seismic in FL

. > Now, I know very little about seismic and what the IBC numbers mean, but 
. > in comparison to other seismically active zones they seem insignificant. I
. > guess even the most minor seismic load, if you think of an indoor 
. > industrial application with extremely heavy equipment loads I suppose it 
. > could be a factor... Just something we have never come across.

. > Funny FBC tidbit:

. > Section 1606 - Snow Loads
. > All buildings and structures are exempt from snow load provisions.

. > Next section...

Maybe the next edition of the FBC will include EQ.

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. > Subject: 2003/04/29 08:59 M 4.5 ALABAMA Z=  5km 34.55N  85.50W
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. > 2003/04/29 08:59 M 4.5 ALABAMA Z=  5km 34.55N  85.50W

. >         This information is provided by the USGS 
. >          National Earthquake Information Center.
. >     (Address problems to: sedas(--nospam--at)ghtmail.cr.usgs.gov)

. > These parameters are preliminary and subject to revision.

. > A magnitude 4.5 earthquake IN ALABAMA has occurred at:
. > 34.55N  85.50W  Depth   5km  Tue Apr 29 08:59:36 2003 UTC

. > Time: Universal Time         (UTC) Tue Apr 29 08:59:36 2003
. >       Time Near Epicenter          Tue Apr 29 03:59:36 2003
. >       Eastern Daylight Time  (EDT) Tue Apr 29 04:59:36 2003
. >       Central Daylight Time  (CDT) Tue Apr 29 03:59:36 2003
. >       Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) Tue Apr 29 02:59:36 2003
. >       Pacific Daylight Time  (PDT) Tue Apr 29 01:59:36 2003
. >       Alaska Daylight Time   (ADT) Tue Apr 29 00:59:36 2003
. >       Hawaii Standard Time   (HST) Mon Apr 28 22:59:36 2003

. > Location with respect to nearby cities:
. >      25 km (15 miles) ENE of Fort Payne, Alabama (pop 12,000)
. >      45 km (30 miles) NW of Rome, Georgia (pop 34,000)
. >      50 km (30 miles) ESE of Scottsboro, Alabama (pop 14,000)
. >      255 km (155 miles) NNE of MONTGOMERY, Alabama


A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

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