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Agreed with all opinions expressed.
Was looking for some kind of authoritative printed definition though.
V. Steve Gordin PhD
Licensed Structural Engineer
SGE Consulting Structural Engineers
2081 Business Center Drive #105
Irvine CA 92612

On Apr 16, 2014, at 12:57 PM, Andrew Kester <akester74(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> To me that means an actual engineered mechanical connection to ensure force 
> transfer between two members, whether that be from bolts, screws, nails,
> welds, rebar in concrete, etc. You can't just count on the forces just
> "getting there".
> I think the word "positive" in this instance is a bit superfluous.
> Andrew Kester, PE
> Florida
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM, Steve Gordin <sgordin(--nospam--at)>wrote: 
>> Paul,
>> I specifically wanted my question to be generic - as the term is widely
>> used
>> without being defined (at least I could not find anything). For example,
>> ASCE 7-10, several instances: "A positive connection for resisting a
>> horizontal

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