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RE: Handrail Loads vs Short Term

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Check out 2006 IBC Section 1607.7.1.3, where design based on ASD using the loading specified in that section may use the 1/3-increase.  It's a nice allowance that has not been recognized before, but seems to make sense.
 
 
 
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From: Rick [mailto:mohr2circle(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 10:37 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Handrail Loads vs Short Term

I've never used a 1.33 increase on handrail components, but have one that doesnt calc out without it. Can handrail loads be considered short term?


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