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RE: ASCE 7-05

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> Bill
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Haan, Scott M POA [mailto:Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:40 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: ASCE 7-05
> This may rub academics wrong, but building codes should be 
> written to the lowest common denominator. This is so mistakes 
> won't be made, not so that idiots like me can do the work.  
> You shouldn't have to buy software or spend 40 hours writing 
> a spreadsheet to calculate wind loads in order to figure out 
> what the code requires.  You should be able to easily open a 
> code book and quickly hand check your computer model output 
> with a calculator on the back of a napkin.  If not the code is broken.

Do a web search for Alex's structural spreadsheets - no need to reinvent
the wheel.'s%20Corner.htm <--- there, no need to even
pull up google.


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