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Nels: FEMA 368/369 is free. There is a new edition but I don't think it is
available yet. Cost aside, ASCE 7-02 will also do it.
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From: "Nels Roselund, SE" <njineer(--nospam--at)att.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 12:24 PM
Subject: Future Residential Addition -- Which Way CA?


> I'm designing the foundation for a residence that is being raised about
> 6-ft, so that the present floor, which is about 2 ft above grade will be
> about 8 ft above grade, over a new first story with its floor recessed
about
> 3-ft below grade.  At the perimeter, it will be supported on a
cripple-stud
> wall over a concrete retaining-wall/stem foundation.  The Owner's intent
is
> to later construct a three-story addition onto and adjacent to the
residence
> that will approximately quadruple the existing floor area.
>
> The current building code is the 2001 California Building Code, which is
> basically the 1997 UBC.  It is likely that the addition will be done under
> another Code -- either the IBC, or the NFPA Code.  Who knows what the
> Governator's Team will decide?.  I want to get a lateral bracing system
> built into this project that will be reasonably ready for the applicable
> future Code, which I don't own yet.
>
> If I assume that the future Code is most likely to be much like the
current
> IBC, what should I buy now?  Should I plan to work with the International
> Residential Code?  Or should I plan to work with the IBC?  The project is
in
> north San Diego County, currently UBC Zone 4 within 10km of a Type B
Fault.
>
> I don't have either the IRC or the IBC, and would rather not purchase more
> Code than I need.
>
> Nels Roselund
> Structural Engineer
> South San Gabriel, CA
> njineer(--nospam--at)att.net
>
>
>
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