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Re: IBC 2009/ASCE 7-05 Allowable Stress Increase

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You should be using ASCE 7-10 as that is what the current codes are based 
on, although the section you are referencing, (, has not changed 
from the 7-05. If you are applying the overstrength factor due to discontinuities, 
 etc., an icnease of 1.2 for stresses would be conserative as now, if designing 
 wood, the allowable increase is 1.6. This is my take, anyway.

Hope this helps,

Larry Hauer, S.E.

-----Original Message-----
> From: Michel Blangy <mblangy(--nospam--at)>
> Sent: Jul 31, 2014 3:32 PM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] IBC 2009/ASCE 7-05 Allowable Stress Increase
> I've been chasing my tail with this for a couple days, and am finally 
> turning to the list. I am looking for interpretations of ASCE 7-05 
> Allowable Stress Increase for Load Combinations with Overstrength, 
> specifically whether or not the 1.2 factor may be used with Load Combinations 
> with Overstrength of section I typically design my wood shearwalls 
> using the Basic Load Combinations 16-12, 16-13, and 16-15, including 
> vertical effects, and then check any beams supporting discontinuous 
> shearwalls using, applying the 1.2 factor. I think this is wrong 
> though (or is the code that's screwed up still?)  Somehow I got lost along 
> the way and attempted to retrace the my steps through the history of IBC 
> 1605.4, which is fascinating and all, but at this point I wish I just had 
> an answer as to what the bleep is going on ....  sigh.
> Thanks!

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