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Mark Johnson wrote:
IBC2009?  It will be
2011+ before it's official as the default method.
Something might happen before then, like an addendum
or local modification.  Hopefully.
One of the silly aspects of the three-year cycle is that by the time most jurisdictions have adopted the later code, it's time for a NEW version to come out. Lots of "churn" to no real end.

It made sense ten years ago or so, when design standards were undergoing cataclysmic changes. But so much of that has settled down now that it makes no sense to keep up the accelerated pace.

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