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- From: Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
- Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:09:58 -0500
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Just an observation, eliciting response. I've noticed in particular with respect to ACI 318-11 and ASCE 7-10, there seems to be real pushback on their adoption in practice. I've noticed this in such things as design software, erection drawings for steel buildings, and even examples of university engineering coursework found online. For whatever reason, with the introduction of the "International" codes in the U.S. and the ICC decision to pursue a thee-year code update cycle, coupled with their incorporating material design standards by reference, the old five- or six-year update development cycle was of course abandoned by the material design standard bodies in order to keep pace with the ICC. Not sure why but there it is. ASCE 7 has followed suit as well. Now, I think perhaps the practicing community has simply grown tired of it, and at least in practice they're refusing to go along. I notice for instance that Ron Hamburger is presenting at the upcoming SEAOC monthly, on the "new" ASCE 7-10. Ahem. It's 2013. And now I think I see the next ASCE 7 is not due till 2016? Is the insanity coming to a halt? What think ye? (P.S. ACI 318-14 will give us quite enough fat to chew on, I think. What, did ACI get jealous of all the LRFD drama AISC got up to? Who's up for a reality TV script pitch?) William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E. 5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Post your message to the list by sending it to: SEAINT-SEAOSC(--nospam--at)mail-list.com. The email messages sent to the list will be saved in an archive on the World Wide Web. These archives are located at: http://archive.mail-list.com/SEAINT-SEAOSC To contact the list owner, send your message to: SEAINT-SEAOSC-list-owner(--nospam--at)mail-list.com. 5700 Ralston Street, Suite 300, Ventura, CA 93003 To unsubscribe, switch to/from digest, get on/off vacation, or change your email address, click here. <http://cgi.mail-list.com/u?ln=seaint-seaosc&nm=seaintma%40euken.net>
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