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Based upon the definition in ASCE 7-98 and the diagrams for Figure 6-2 in
ASCE 7-98, your interpretation makes sense to me.

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Tue, 18 May 2004, Ken E. Paquette wrote:

> I am trying to determine the Topographic Factor (Kzt) for a project in
> California that is under the jurisdiction of the Unified Facilities Criteria
> .
>
> Where is "z" measured from for ASCE 7-98  Figure 6-2. I take the "Height
> above local ground level, in feet" to be height of the structure from the
> bottom of the structure at its location on the hill or escarpment ( not
> considering the height of the hill.)
>
>
>
> Ken Paquette P.E.
>
> Melbourne Florida 32931
>
>

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