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RE: ASCE 7-05 Errors

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Yes, no set of construction documents is 100% error free and no technical publication is 100% error free, but 24 pages of errata sounds excessive. Most constr. docs errors are typos inwhich we can interpret the meaning, (ie. "wood beam" spelled "wood bem." But a mistake in a formula in a technical publication can have disasterous results, (i.e. a "greater than" sign reversed to "less than"). From the postings, it sounds like ASCE dropped the ball at our expense.

Larry Hauer S.E.

From: "Mark E. Deardorff" <mdeardorff(--nospam--at)>
Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: RE: ASCE 7-05 Errors
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 13:27:12 -0700

Not as bad as AISC's goof on the Seismic Design Manual. It was too extensive
to treat with errata.

Mark E. Deardorff, S.E.
Structural Engineer
 <> Burkett & Wong Engineers
3434 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
P 619.299.5550
F 619.299.9934


From: Garner, Robert [mailto:rgarner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 2:15 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: ASCE 7-05 Errors

Just a tip that the latest errata for ASCE  7-05 is available from All twenty four pages! In addition, S.K. Ghosh published
some ASCE 7 Seismic Provisions Errata in the April issue of Structural
Engineer.  I don't know if Ghosh's errata was picked up by SEInstitute or

These errata are so extensive that I think you can ignore buying ASCE 7-05
and just download the errata for free.

I think I'm just going to go ahead and do really sloppy engineering on my
next project - I can always issue errata, right?

Bob Garner, S.E.

R. Garner

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