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IBC 2003 seismic design loads for site retaining walls -10/14/04
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- Subject: IBC 2003 seismic design loads for site retaining walls -10/14/04
- From: "James E. McNutt, Vice President, A. W. Lookup Corp." <jmcnutt(--nospam--at)awlookup.com>
- Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:13:52 -0400
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help understanding the IBC 2003 requirements for determining the design loads
for a site retaining wall not near a building in Pennsylvania. IBC Section
1614.1, exceptions allows for design based on ASCE 7. ASCE Section
184.108.40.206 - Earth-Retaining Structures, 220.127.116.11.1 refers back to Section
18.104.22.168. This Section 22.214.171.124 - Investigation, falls under
Seismic Design Categories D, E, & F. We have determined that the
buildings we are designing elsewhere on the site are Seismic Design
Category C. Are they referring to 126.96.36.199 to define that
investigation is needed, not that we need to be Category D, E, or
James E McNutt
James E. McNutt
A. W. Lookup Corp.
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