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ASCE 7-10 vs. ACI 318

ASCE 7-10 vs. ACI 318

ASCE 7-10 vs. ACI 318

I'm just started using the 2010 Florida Building Code. In it, it references ASCE 7-10 and ACI 318-08. But the wind calculations of ASCE 7-10 come out as LRFD values, yet the Load factors in ACI still address wind as an allowable stress case. In other words, the LRFD wind combinations for ASCE 7-10 multiply W by 1.0 and ACI still multiplies W by 1.3 or 1.6.
I'm assuming that the next edition of ACI will adjust the load combinations for this, but has there been any discussion in Florida about this disconnect?

RE: ASCE 7-10 vs. ACI 318

The load combinations in the IBC (or FBC) override those in ASCE 7 which ovveride those in AISC and ACI.  It sometimes takes a cycle or two after a change for everybody to catch up.  AISC 2010 (14th Ed. Manual) and ACI 318-11 both use the updated load combinations for W at strength level.  I would just use the correct combinations from ASCE 7 with your concrete design and move on.   

RE: ASCE 7-10 vs. ACI 318

Agree. Just use the higher wind loads and a 1.0 factor. It should come out about the same anyway.

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