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Thanks for all of the info on this.  Looks like the catalog comes out
in November.   Simpson has a sign-up form on their web page if you
want to be notified.

Chris

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Garner, Robert
<rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com> wrote:
> Ben,
>
> Thank you for the code insight.  This is one (of many) of those code
> sections that are so easy to overlook.
>
> I was thinking Simpson might come up with a mini-dogbone? for Category
> D, industrial.
>
> Bob Garner, S.E.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yousefi, Ben [mailto:Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)mountainview.gov]
> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 10:20 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Simpson Moment Frames
>
> Please see ASCE 7 section 12.2.5.7. OMFs are permitted for SDC D and E
> for light frame construction up to 35 ft in height where floor and roof
> dead load do not exceed 35 psf. That's the market the Simpson product is
> aiming for.
>
> Ben Yousefi, SE, CBO
> Chief Building Official
> City of Mountain View, CA
> (650) 526-7007
> ben.yousefi(--nospam--at)mountainview.gov
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chris.slater(--nospam--at)gmail.com [mailto:chris.slater(--nospam--at)gmail.com] On Behalf
> Of Chris Slater
> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 10:03 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Simpson Moment Frames
>
> Just saw an ad in a SE magazine for the new Simpson moment frames.
> They're calling them "Ordinary Moment Frames".  I'd like to get
> excited about this options, but ASCE 7-05 says that ordinary frames
> aren't permitted in SDC D, which is where 95% of our designs are done.
>
> Wondering if Simpson will get a special exception for their product,
> or if these will only work in limited situations.  Does anyone have
> any insight?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
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