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RE: California SE question: Essential facilities - cans and pins

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IOW, these projects are not for the faint of heart, right?





T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gerard Madden, SE [mailto:gmse4603(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:40 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: California SE question: Essential facilities - cans and pins


CAN's and PIN's are OSHPD requirements that either clarify the code from OSHPD's point of view or are supplemental / more stringent requirements that didn't make it into the code in time. In California, there is the building code, then the building code for Schools and Hospitals which share the most of the same provisions. OSHPD goes one step further having their own section for OSHPD projects in the building code. Then the CAN's and PIN's are their own pubs that take it one step further or are based on lessons learned, office consensus among their engineers, or something else.


On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:23 AM, <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Aren't those types of spring supports used as piping hangers?




                I hope this is just because I’m not from California, but what are current cans and pins?

        Thank you,