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To those who asked,  the publication on the AISC web page I was referring to is "Notes on Design Of Steel Parking Structures Including Seismic Effects".

It is worth reading,  not to learn about designing parking garages, but as an example of truly bad writing.  I.e., how not to write.

There is a grammatical error in almost every other sentence; some sentences are so badly written, they are meaningless.  

For example:

"In building a slab system, if care is used in all steps except the use of high-quality concrete, the parking deck slab will present a problem."

One author is a principal in an engineering firm, the other is a professor at Berkeley.

Gail Kelley

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