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Re: Specifications - Welding in Seismic Zone

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Hmm. Thank you..  Stemming from this, it is not necessary to include
AWS D1.8 if we are designing where seismic loads do not govern...?

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 2:26 PM, <Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)fluor.com> wrote:
>
> Refugio,
>
> The first official release of AWS D1.8 was issued too late for incorporation
> into our current codes such as IBC, AISC, etc.  So unless your local
> jurisdiction has invoked it or the Engineer of Record has included it in the
> project requirements there is no regulation that says you have to use AWS
> D1.8.  That said, I would suggest cutting and pasting a lot of the good
> words from AWS D1.8 onto your standard drawings and/or specifications.  This
> now gets even worse as the 2009 IBC will still references the 2005 AISC
> Seismic Provisions so AWS D1.8 will not be officially be referenced until
> the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions.  IBC is still on a 3 year cycle whereas
> AISC has moved to a 5 year cycle.
>
> Thomas Hunt, S.E.
> Fluor
>
>
>
> Refugio Rochin <refugio.rock.hill(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
> 06/12/2009 01:50 PM
> Please respond to seaint
> To
> seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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> Specifications - Welding in Seismic Zone
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> If a project is in high seismic zone, by that nature is welding in
> that zone required to meet AWS D1.8?
> I think a better question is, when is AWS D1.8 required?
> Unfortunately I do not have the AWS D1.8 nor D1.1 to reference D1.8 use.
>
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