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RE: Residential prescriptive MWFRS wind pressure

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Jim, I bet you can't find any code information on how to design a steel beam in the IBC either :)
Starting with 2003, the IBC now references ASCE 7-02 for all of the building load requirements.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wilson [mailto:wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 5:00 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Residential prescriptive MWFRS wind pressure

I can't find any mention in the IRC (2003) of what wind load to use for lateral force design.  Only tables for C&C are included.
Am I missing a footnote or something?  Are C&C loads intended to be used for MWFRS residential design?
Performing a more detailed IBC wind load calc including zones, etc, seems excessive where only a small portion of an otherwise prescriptive house requires engineering.
Jim Wilson, PE
Stroudsburg, PA