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

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I should clarify, I've been using 1.2 x 1.33 = 1.6. This is based on the
2005 NDS. My question is whether I should be using the 1.2.


On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:27 AM, <lrhauer(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Michel,
> 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

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