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Contact the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.
They are offering a course (Nov) in design of a 3 storey
office building updated for the new Nat'l Bldg Code
of Can due out in Sept. In the course, they design the
same building for Toronto(low EQ so wind governs)
Montreal(moderate EQ) and Vancouver(high EQ)so you can
see the differences in the course designs and sketches.
They might be able to help you or perhaps you can
purchase the text binder. CISC Phone 416-491-4552 &
ask for Mike Gilmor or Dave McKinnon.

On 28 Aug 2005 at 11:39, GSKWY(--nospam--at) wrote:

> Okay, stepping back a little, say you were trying to describe the
> difference between a building in San Francisco and one where you
> didn't need to design for either wind or seismic.
> I.e. you are comparing a building where lateral load controls to one
> where gravity load controls.
> If someone looked at the two buildings during construction, after they
> had been topped out, but before any exterior cladding, etc. had been
> put up,  what would they notice as being different about the two
> buildings.
> Assume it's a 20-story office building.
> Gail Kelley

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