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On 13 Feb 2006 at 16:15, S. Gordin wrote:

> 
> Scott,
> 
> While you are in this code-interpretation mood: where (if at all) does
> the code (UBC, ASD) require to have a safety factor of 1.5 against
> wind overturning? I use that all the time, but now I cannot find it...
> 
> Steve Gordin SE
> Irvine CA
<snipped>

Steve,

This requirement is in 1611.6 second paragraph. (This is using
ASD loads)  And isn't only wind.

In the wind secion, 1621.1 there is a base overturning requirement
that the overturning moment not exeed 2/3 of the dead load resisting
moment.

(from '97 UBC)

Take care,
Lloyd Pack


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