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RE: PENNSYLVANIA BUILDING CODE - Historic Live Load Specification

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I guess it depends on your p.o.v. I have done P/S design off and on
since the early 80s--but NOT continuously. I simply see it the other way
around: The "ultimate strength design check" is pretty simple; the
governing criterion is usually among the other "checks" you mention.

IOW, I see all the service-level stress checking as the bulk of the

-----Original Message-----
From: James Getaz [mailto:jamesgetaz3(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 7:53 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: PENNSYLVANIA BUILDING CODE - Historic Live Load

...I and the engineers with whom I have worked have always designed by
ACI ultimate strength design, with careful checks for stresses during
stripping, yarding, shipping, 
erection and service. 

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