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Tom and Scott,
 
I see that on page 122 of ASCE, Section "G" - BUT the "NP" designation for Seismic Design Catagories D and E leads me to believe you can no longer use this sytem no matter what the "R" coefficient you use is- i.e. they are not permitted, period!
 
Thanks in Advance,
 
Larry Hauer S.E.



To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: ASCE 7-05 Cantilevered Columns
From: Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)fluor.com
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 13:44:05 -0800


Larry,

Cantilever column systems are covered in ASCE 7-05 Table 12.2-1 under item G (the second to last item on page 122).

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
Fluor



Larry Hauer <lrhauer(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
02/13/2008 01:34 PM
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I'm trying to determine if structral systems that use to be acceptable under the '97 UBC are even allowed under the '07 CBC/ASCE. Per table 12.2-1 of the ASCE 7-05, section G, it appears that for Seismic Design Catagories D and E, (most of Southern California), the following structural systems are no longer permitted as lateral load carrying sytems:

A wide flange cantilvered column system out of a concrete grade beam at grade, (i.e. front of garage, etc.).

A pile foundation system supporting light wood framing above, (i.e. two story residence), unless it is a "Special reinforced concrete moment frame"- i.e. cantilevered concrete piles no longer allowed.

Am I missing something here, or do these systems go the way of the buggy whips.

Larry Hauer S.E.


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