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My question is whether I can use 1.2 with eqtn.


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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Himanshu Goyal Sent: Friday, August 01, 2014 8:44 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] IBC 2009/ASCE 7-05 Allowable Stress Increase

Yes per the ASCE7-05, the allowable stress increase of 1.2 can be used for 
load combinations with over strength factor (5,6 and 8) as listed in 

Himanshu Goyal

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 5:32 PM, Michel Blangy <mblangy(--nospam--at)>

> 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

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