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RE: Cantilever Column system

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Hi Matthew;
	We are working on a project right now and the consensus in our
office was to use an R of 1.5 as for intermediate steel frames.
	Good luck and take care,

Terry Weatherby
Engineering and Design
Jackson, CA 
From: Matthew [mailto:sandman21(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:07 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Cantilever Column system

I am currently working on a project using a cantilever column system in SDC
D.  I am determining which R-value to use and the requirements for the
design of the base plate.  I was intending to use the special steel moment
frame R=2.5, and designing the base connection using the overstrength
factor.  I was wondering if there are any other requirements I should be
aware of, if anyone can shed some light on the issue, it would be greatly

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