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Re: Definition of "Service" Loads

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That's the rationale the ASCE 7 committee used to assign a load factor of 
1.0 to both E and W in load combinations involving the full effects of either 
 of those.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


> On Jun 12, 2014, at 8:32 PM, Mark Johnson (markajohn at 
> <seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)> wrote: 
> This message was sent by Mark Johnson markajohn(--nospam--at)
> Oops, I should have said:
> "It is arguable that there is no
> such thing as a service load for wind and seismic..."
> Mark
> ________________________________
> From: Mark Johnson <seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 3:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Definition of "Service" Loads
> This message was sent by Mark Johnson markajohn(--nospam--at)
> The way the ASCE 7 and
> other documents deal with loads is probably best understood if you're a

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