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- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Steel connection design
- From: <William.Sherman(--nospam--at)CH2M.com>
- Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 16:10:53 -0600
Under the 2003 IBC
(i.e. outside of California), what are the code requirements relating
to steel connections that are required to be detailed by the engineer of
record on the design drawings?
I cannot find
anything directly in the 2003 IBC or ASCE 7-02 that is comparable to the UBC
requirement that "connections that resist design seismic forces shall be
designed and detailed on the drawings". However, the AISC seismic
provisions are required to be followed when R exceeds 3 or in Seismic
Design Categories D, E, or F; and the AISC Seismic Provisions require the
"configuration, material specifications, and sizes" to be shown for connections
that are part of the seismic load resisting systems. So, it appears that
connections must be detailed for those cases.
This would infer
connection design can be deferred to be by the fabricator for a structure in
Seismic Design Categories A, B, and C with R=3 (or lower).
- Just want to
confirm my interpretation.
William Sherman -
CH2M HILL / Denver
Technology Discipline Leader
- Civil / Federal Engineering Group (EPC/EDG)