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- Subject: RE: UBC '97 -> Int'l Codes (WAS: ordinary braced frame...)
- From: "Polhemus, Bill" <Bill.Polhemus(--nospam--at)tysonet.tyson.com>
- Date: Thu, 05 May 2005 13:23:28 -0500
From: Christopher Haffner [mailto:chaffner(--nospam--at)gorge.net]
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 11:06 AM
Subject: RE: UBC '97 -> Int'l Codes (WAS: ordinary braced frame...)
> I wasn’t trying to say that there isn’t much of a change from UBC to IBC. There is!
I realize that you weren't doing that.
> And I’m still trying to understand all the changes.
Try learning from the perspective of someone who really didn't get it all the first go-round.
> I was just trying to say that the underlying philosophy of the definitions as given by Williams for a Bearing Wall
> system and Building Frame system (the topic at hand), even though based on the UBC, can’t be very different
> from the IBC. Sorry if I wasn’t clear.
It isn't your lack of clarity, but rather my lack of knowledge, that's to blame. That's why I asked the question the way I did. I actually don't know enough about seismic design at this point to be able to spot the subtle differences, if any, between UBC and IBC.
> My point is this….Even thought the codes change and definitions are tweaked a bit the underlying basis for the
> definitions don’t (or at least shouldn’t) change much. A frame is still a frame, a wall is still a wall, a cube is still a
> cube, etc……
That's good to know. But I wonder if I shouldn't "start from scratch" with more up-to-date material, and ditch the five-year-old publications I have by Mr. Williams, so that I don't get thoroughly confused. Hey, they were only like $200 or so...
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