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Jim,

Bill is right in that when the 2006 IBC starting fiddling with the load combinations without considering all the locations where ASCE uses these it created some gaps and inconsistencies.  See the below CODE SIMPLE articles for some clarifications in regards to IBC Load Combinations.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
Fluor

http://www.gostructural.com/article.asp?id=1814

http://www.gostructural.com/article.asp?id=2605




Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
02/25/2009 10:00 AM
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You are correct, the assumption is they're "incorporated by reference." But further confusion is down by the additional load combinations in ASCE 7 that don't have counterparts in IBC.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

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On Feb 25, 2009, at 10:45 AM, "Jim Lutz" <
Jim.Lutz(--nospam--at)bhcconsultants.com> wrote:

Am I missing something, or does the 2006 IBC say nothing about ice loads? Sometimes Chapter 16 refers to ASCE 7 as the source for load determination and sometimes it doesn’t. If ice loads are important enough to be in ASCE 7, why aren’t they in the IBC?

Jim Lutz, PE, SE

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