Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: ASCE Table 1-1 Classification of Buidlings

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Maureen:

You've stated  "…If the structure is independent of a building and will not cause human injury/loss of life, does it need to be designed in accordance with the categories in this table?…"

However the Category IV of table 1-1 of ASCE7-02 is referring to the following:

 "... Buildings and other structures designated as essential facilities including, but not limited to…"

 

Even though the failure of the structure  "will not cause human injury/loss of life."Is the building under question classified as "essential facilities"?   

 

Regards

Casey K. Hemmatyar PE'

California
 
-----Original Message-----
From: David Maynard [mailto:davemaynard(--nospam--at)vcn.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:24 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: ASCE Table 1-1 Classification of Buidlings

 

I guess, to state the obvious, does the AF need this facility in order to function?  If this facility goes off-line, what are the effects on the AF?  Without knowing more about the building, it is hard to give you a straight up answer.

 

Dave Maynard, PE

Gillette , Wyoming


From: Burke Maureen J Ctr AEDC/ATA [mailto:Maureen.Burke(--nospam--at)arnold.af.mil]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:06 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: ASCE Table 1-1 Classification of Buidlings

 

Does anyone have experience with determining the Category factors in Table 1-1 of ASCE 7-02?  I am trying to determine if a structure that serves an industrial area qualifies as a Category IV type: " buildings and other structures having critical national defense functions."  The functions at an AF Base may be considered critical, but who determines that?    It looks to me like the nature of occupancy is what needs to be considered.  If the structure is independent of a building and will not cause human injury/loss of life, does it need to be designed in accordance with the categories in this table?

Thanks in advance,

Maureen Burke, PE