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Computing loads per the current ASCE 7-05 in effect when compared to older UBC codes from 20 years ago may yield similar forces.  The evolution of code thickness comes from research and observations from earthquakes and other natural disasters.  Bottom line: you'll still need the newer codes and design guides to assist with detailing requirements for the various Seismic Design Categories and wind exposures.

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:
That was my point. Either way.

The real discussion, since I seriously doubt that the code revision cycle will change, centers around "what prevents you from computing loads using the older, simpler methods and using those in your design?"

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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On Jul 11, 2011, at 2:42 PM, "Richard Hess" <RLHess(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Bill,
> I believe that we are witnessing a knee-jerk response by adding everything to the code that can be calculated in a new way.

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