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RE: Adjustable Steel Columns

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The adjustable tube manufacturer provides a load rating for the hieght used, usually written on the column, then they refer to a code, BOCA or ICC, in which they have proved the rating and are certified for that load. It should be noted, as is one my pet peeves about code enforcment officers, that if one where to read the said certifications, the manufacturer requires that a engineer determine the load being applied to the column. Most code folks skip over that part, it should be noted that building codes do not provide presciptive designs for steel beams, steel columns or their concrete footings.

Jeff Fertich, PE
Gettysburg, PA

From: "Martin Li" <mli(--nospam--at)>
Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: RE:  Adjustable Steel Columns
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 11:56:15 -0500


Does anyone have any information about U.S. Codes, Standards and
Specification of Adjustable Steel Columns?  I only found Canadian Code and

Thanks for any help.

Martin Li

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