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RE: IBC 2007 Wind calcs.

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Yes...I have done projects in hurricane zones where every little psf save
mattered quite a bit.

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net] 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:53 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: IBC 2007 Wind calcs.


> But, then how blinded are you being by JUST looking at how it affects 
> you? (note this is not meant to be an attack but an obervation).

Right. Most observations don't begin with "how blinded are you..."


> There are
> LOTS
> of places where seismic does NOT govern and high winds DO govern.

I think I mentioned that. Go back and read my post, this time completely.

>In
> those
> areas the difference in the results of some conservative, "simplified"  
>method and the results from a more complex, but "fine tuned" method 
>could  have a rather big impact.

Could? Sure. But my question was (and is) does it have a rather big impact?
Do you know that for a fact?

<snip>

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
ALLEN DESIGNS
Consulting Structural Engineers


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