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

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I don't think you can take any further stress increases in wood other than 
the 1.6 and I think that is poitned out in the ASCE section you referenced.

Larry Huaer, S.E.

-----Original Message-----
> From: Michel Blangy <structiste(--nospam--at)>
> Sent: Aug 1, 2014 9:00 AM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] IBC 2009/ASCE 7-05 Allowable Stress Increase
> Larry,
> 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.
> Michel
> 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,

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