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paul,
 
in general i agree with you...
 
if a structure truly is simple, it qualifies for the "simplified procedure" of asce 6.4 for both mwfrs and c&c.  that is a lot less painful than "analytical procedure" of asce 6.5.
 
da

From: Paul Feather [mailto:PFeather(--nospam--at)se-solutions.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 5:16 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: ASCE / IBC wind

Is there a simplified method of wind design for ASCE 7 and IBC?

 

The UBC is (was) so much simpler to utilize without any loss of conservatism for most projects.  We should be able to develop a simple method of wind analysis without all the gymnastics for simple structures.

 

 

 

Paul Feather PE, SE

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