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RE: Simplified Seismic Design Trends

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>With buildings, we DO know how they will perform without knowing the loads.
>At least the normal gravity, wind and seismic loads.
I seem to have misunderstood your comment about becoming loads engineers 
instead of building designers. Isn't the whole object of structural 
engineering pretty much wrapped up in the assessment of loads and how 
they're carried? How can we not be predominantly concerned with loading?

My whole viewpoint of the topic comes from an ASD background, and in my 
business, working stress under service loading will probably always be 
the norm, so maybe I didn't get your point.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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