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Agnostic??  
Should I sacrifice a chicken at the next meeting;>)
 
...THAT would liven things up, but then there would be no returning to that hotel.

Regards, Harold Sprague
 
> Subject: Re: ASCE 07
> From: bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc
> Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 13:49:07 -0500
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
> ASCE 7 is not a materials design code. It is agnostic regarding definitions of things like "failure."
>
> It is a code that defines the criteria for estimating or approximating design-level loads. The changes incorporate the progression of understanding of the loading phenomenon.
>
> For example, there has been a lot of research into the nature of how wind interacts with the surfaces of bodies to generate loads on those surfaces. ASCE 7-10 incorporates the more recent understanding.
>
> EDITORIAL NOTE: I have always been somewhat at a loss to explain why so many of my colleagues resist and are quite frankly militant against changes to the way things are done.
>
> I suppose you could use the old ANSI A58.1 code for loading if it makes you feel more comfortable...as long as "nothing bad happens."
>
> And I guess you could insist on having all your kids' tonsils removed as well.
>
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> Via iPhone 4
>
> On Jul 7, 2011, at 1:26 PM, "Richard Hess" <RLHess(--nospam--at)HessEng.com> wrote:
>
> > Questions:
> >
> > 1. How many of the changes are due to actual failures in the field of
> > structures properly designed by previous editions?
>
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