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- From: "Wesley Werner" <wwerner(--nospam--at)conewago.com>
- Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 09:07:57 -0500
I am wondering what is the best way to calculate seismic forces on M&E equipment in Seismic Design Category B. According to ASCE 7-02 Section 9.6.1 mechanical and electrical units in this design category are exempt from the provisions of section 9.6 which deals with architectural, mechanical, and electrical components. I have a large condenser that is to be supported above the roof of the building. Should I treat it as a separate story and just calculate the forces as I would for the rest of the building? Or should I use section 9.6 even though ASCE says that M&E components are exempt for this Seismic Design Category?
Wesley C. Werner
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