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Wow, you haven't kept up on Mickey Mouse, have you? I believe copyright now extends in excess of 100 years.

Christopher Banbury wrote:

On that same note, does anyone know of a source for legacy codes such as the old BOCA and SBCCI back to the early 80’s?

Ideally they would be available in PDF format but I’d settle for a tattered ring binder. I would think that some of these codes would be public domain by now.



Christopher Banbury, PE



Ark Engineering, Inc.

PO Box 10129, Brooksville, FL 34603

22 North Broad ST, Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone: (352) 754-2424

Fax: (352) 754-2412



From: Joel Adair [mailto:jadair(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:46 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: 1979 SBC


I have a project in which we’re renovating a building built in 1983 under the 1979 (Southern) Standard Building Code (SBC), and I need to find out the exact verbiage of the live load provisions.  Would anybody who has a copy of that code be willing to scan and e-mail (or fax) me a couple of pages?  I need the section that addresses live load reductions and the table of minimum live loads.  Specifically, I need to know the minimum live load provision for restaurant space, and whether that was reducible.


If you have this information, please send it to jadair(--nospam--at) or fax it to 469-287-4334.  If there’s anybody who can help, I’d be very grateful.




-- Joel


Joel C. Adair, P.E.

Project Manager

the structural alliance, Inc.

12160 Abrams Road,  Suite 318Dallas, TX 75243
T  469.330.5200 x-206      F  469.287.4334