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Slight Overstresses

Slight Overstresses

Slight Overstresses

Just got your program and love it.
Here's a easy suggestion. When a member (steel, concrete, whatever...) is overstressed by less than 10%, could you add a extra line for us to justify it. When the interaction is 1.01 and it says Fail in the calculation, some plan reviewers get nervous. These overstresses might be due to some wacky conservative load combination.
Maybe we could finish the statement, "Slight overstress acceptable based on ......." that we'd have to manually fill in.

RE: Slight Overstresses

You can actually do this through the Tedds for Word interface. You have a couple of different options. The easiest way is to simply delete the “Fail” text and type your own note over it. This would be the last thing you would do before the submittal because it is not permanent. If you were to hit “re-calc” it will go back to the original “Fail” statement.

You could set something up a bit more permanent and save it as your own company template. It will take a little bit more work on your end but it can be done. If this is something you were interested in, please let me know which state you work in and your best contact information and I can be sure to have the appropriate regional engineer reach out to you.

RE: Slight Overstresses

I usually just print out the report, and annotate the result in red, saying its OK making sure to give a proper engineering reason why I accept an excessive utilisation.

I know this is probably outside the topic of this thread, but I wouldn't be nervous about plan reviewers but lawyers if something were to go wrong if you don't put anything down, even if its only 1%. IMO 1% is ok by inspection, but I'd give a more detailed reason in the 2-5% region or even go back and remove some of my assumptions/conservatisms. I (personally) don't think anything greater than that is acceptable, and I'd probably re-run my calcs anyway at 105%.

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