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I am pretty sure that what Gary is talking about is stuff for the next code cycle.  But, I believe that the State of California has accepted an alternative method for at least some conditions (i.e. schools...see the link that was provided in the message that started this thread: ).
Adrian, MI
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Subject: Re: Alternate Wind Provision

In a message dated 3/12/2008 9:29:17 AM Pacific Standard Time, gehrlich(--nospam--at) writes:

Trying to get my Inbox cleaned up…


I wanted to note that the IBC-Structural committee voted to approve the NCSEA version of the simplified wind procedure (S84, with minor modifications), over the SEAOC version (S85). The debate was extensive, but it did appear that one of the primary factors in the final decision was that the NCSEA version was a fully stand-alone method. The SEAOC method referred to the ASCE edge and corner zones but did not incorporate the ASCE 7 figures. Also there was much discussion of how both methods incorporated the internal pressure coefficients. The final vote was very close: 7-6 I believe.


I'm at an ASCE 7 wind subcommittee meeting right now; we're going to be discussing the proposal further with NCSEA later today.



Was this adopted for use now or do we have to wait till next code cycle.
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA