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Speaking of beer (and it being beer-thirty Friday), I found some Leinenkugels (sp?) at my local BevMo and decided to give it a try based on the recommendations from this here list.  I have to say it was…ok.  It is an impressively aromatic and flavorful beer, which, for me, was its strength and weakness.  It is very unique and I could see drinking it in certain situations, but it didn’t work for me as a regular drinking beer.  Regardless, I enjoyed the experience of trying it.




Doug Mayer, SE

Structural Engineer



From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 1:43 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: ASCE 7 Wind Gust Effect Factor


You don't want to do it per 6.5.8?  But, there so many pretty forumulas and wonderfully variable variables!  <grin>  Such witchcraft is meant to be fun!


And yes, I am being sarcastic.


FWIW, it is not too bad, if you have several hours to kill.  I suppose that if I drank beer, a few beers would likely make it more enjoyable.  :-)





Adrian, MI

-----Original Message-----
From: Garner, Robert [mailto:rgarner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 2:42 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: ASCE 7 Wind Gust Effect Factor

I am analyzing a tower type building using the Analytical Procedure, which requires the divination of the Gust Effect Factor.  ASCE Paragraph graciously allows the use "any rational analysis defined in the recognized literature" as an alternate to the witchcraft required in 6.5.8.


Does anyone have any recommendations for recognized literature that can serve as an alternate to compute this highly mystical factor?


I think Doug Adams came up with the answer to the question of the universe as 42.  Supposedly, after they finally found this answer, they forgot the question.  The world can now thank me for I have discovered that the question is "What is the gust effect factor".


Thanks for your help.



Bob Garner, S.E.


R. Garner

Moffatt & Nichol

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