Are the wind loads in ASCE 7-02 at ultimate or service level. IBC 1605.3.2 seems to want you to multiply ASCE 7 wind forces by 1.3 and this requirement is in the "allowable stress" subsection of IBC 1605.3. But ASCE 7 indicates ultimate strength level forces for seismic load. This is confusing and I can't find anywhere in IBC or ASCE that says specifically that the ASCE 7-02 wind loads are allowable stress level.
Am I correct in this assessment, that they are in fact allowable stress level loads?
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