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- From: "Andy Richardson" <arichardson(--nospam--at)IngeniumUSA.com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 10:33:14 -0500
If a rigid structure is < 60 ft and MRH>LLD, is the use of equation 6-15 (low rise structures) and 6-16 (rigid buildings of all heights) merely a designer preference?
I design several houses where the LLD<MRH, and hence IBC “simple” method (as well as ASCE eq 6-15) is not an option due to code requirements. However, I also design houses that fit within the criteria for these “simpler methods”. I would like to use ASCE eq 6-15 for each case - so that I can develop a standard that meets both types of projects.
Are there any downfalls, code compliance issues, etc. that I am overlooking?
Andy Richardson, P.E.
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