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Ben, Dave and Jim
Thanks for your input.  
Samir

.At 11:22 AM 5/19/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Samir 
>
>If you do not have fixity at the base (i.e. cantilever column) what is
>providing lateral resistance? Unless you have another system such as a
>braced frame or something, the column fixity is required. Therefore, an
>R=2.2 would be appropriate.
>
>Ben Yousefi, SE
>San Jose, CA
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Samir Ghosn [mailto:sghosn(--nospam--at)harris-assoc.com]
>Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 11:18 AM
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: Column Canopy R value
>
>
>To those of you who do fuel canopy design or plan review,  Do you agree
>with an R=2.2 for a column considered part of the lateral system.  The
>column is not embeded in footing like a flag pole nor does the base plate
>connection covered by grade beam to provide fixity.  Some may consider the
>base plate will provide equivalent fixity??.  the Column in question have a
>one inch base plate and assumed to take moment at the base plate by virtue
>of anchor bolt arrangement.  What is your take on it?
>Samir Y. Ghosn, P.E.
>Harris & Associates
>800-827-4901 xt 360
>
>
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