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Funny. I'd have thought "topographic factor" would be something west coast 
engineers would utilize.

And Gust Factors haven't gone away.

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Ricardo Gonzalez Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 1:23 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] 2013 Codes

... wind design hieroglyphics such as Topographic ...

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-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Joseph Grill Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:41 AM To: 
seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] 2013 Codes

I just started looking at the wind chapter. There are changes. Not sure if 
it is any simpler. On Nov 6, 2013 1:33 PM, <lrhauer(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Terek,
> I have not yet purchased the 2012 IBC/2013 CBC so can't comment on that.
> I do have the new ASCE 7-10 and it looks about the same, but about a
> quarter inch thicker, so must be some changes/additions. I understand
> the ASCE 7-10 has simplified wind design and is in new chapters.
> Larry Hauer, S.E.
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tarek Mokhtar <Tarekmokhtar(--nospam--at)>
>> Sent: Nov 6, 2013 8:20 AM
>> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
>> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] 2013 Codes
>> I have not yet had a chance to look at the 2013 building codes for
>> California, Just heard from a plan checker that it is quite different

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