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Re my previous reply. Not the people who replied to your
e-mail.
The people who always specify Class H are idiots.
Gary

On 9 Jun 2005 at 19:56, dave lowen wrote:

> Thank you to all who responded. I believe I thought it was mandated
> since every project that crosses my desk requires class H for
> compression members.
> 
> It is certainly not readily available in my neck of the woods.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Dave
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Ransom [mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org] 
> Sent: June 9, 2005 5:32 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Class H
> 
> > From: "dave lowen" <jatech(--nospam--at)kwic.com>
> 
> > Can anyone point me to chapter and verse (in Canada) that states
> > that HSS compression members must be class H?
> 
> There is no such requirement. Ummm... if you find one, let me know...
> 
> However, there is additional capacity available for HSS Class H
> (stress relieved) in compression. There are requirements for Class 1
> and Class 2 sections but not limited to HSS.
> 
> This is based on CSA S16-01. There may be code influences at work but
> I've not heard of this, either. Thor (Victoria, BC) inidcated that he
> isn't aware of any seismic issues that would make it mandatory. I
> guess that covers everything.
> 
> We might be able to help more if we knew the application and context
> of the issue. I have found some confusion in the industry about what
> these Classes actually represent. 
> 
> -- 
> R. Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
> Civil/Structural/Project/International
> Burlington, Ontario, Canada
> <mailto:ado26(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>
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