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Go to Chapter 35 – REFERENCED STANDARDS of the IBC (at the very end of the code), and you shall see the exact year the code is referenced to. (ASCE 7-02 for IBC 2003 and 98 for 2000)




K-P Teo, P.E

Goldston Engineering, Inc.

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From: Joe Grill [mailto:jgrill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 1:07 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Which ASCE 7 to Use?


I live in a town that has adopted the 2000 IBC and IRC.  The county has adopted the 2003 IBC and IRC.  I can’t find a reference in the IBC codes that reference a particular ASCE publication.  What I see in the Wind design chapter is just a reference to ASCE 7, but doesn’t say if ASCE 7-98 or 7-02 should be used.  Can you help me out?  Should ASCE 7-98 be used with the IBC 2000 and ASCE 7-02 be used with the 2003 IBC or can the 7-02 be used with both?



Joe Grill