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Thanks Andrew.  I have ASCE 31-03 (Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildigns), but the problem I'm having is the owner doesn't have any record drawings on the superstructure, just the foundations.  The superstructure is a metal building on a pile supported foundation system.  Since I have no way to evaluate the superstructure against today's codes, my hope was that I could at least compare the seismic loads it would have been designed for in 1974 vs. the loads required by today's code.  I have the '94 SBC, and if I can't find anything from '74 I'll at least make a comparison with it, but I'd rather compare to the original code if possible. 

On 7/29/08, Andrew Kester, P.E. <akester(--nospam--at)> wrote:
I have Fed guidelines for seismic evaluation of existing buildings, not sure if that is useful in this instance. I don't know if it gives you seismic guidelines for when this was originally built...
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Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:11 AM
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This is for a private client.

On 7/29/08, Andrew Kester, P.E. <akester(--nospam--at)> wrote:
This for the US Gov't or a private client?
Andrew Kester, P.E.
Principal/Project Manager
ADK Structural Engineering, PLLC
1510 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 301
Orlando, FL 32803
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