In a message dated 9/13/2006 10:42:18 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> Does anyone have a feel for the regulatory implications of
going with a building code which requires 90 mph windload ratings?
Regulatory? In what sense? Local building codes ARE regulations.
> Is this simply a strategy by the league of municipalities to
price amateurs out, since they can't regulate them out? It's
hard to argue with safety.
Hmm, sounds a little paranoid but I doubt it. Windspeed ratings are
based on local conditions and industry standards. All 3074 county windspeed
ratings are in the TIA-2222 Tower Standard but the building department can
it if they see fit.
Yes, it's a SAFETY issue.
> It appears to rule out the MA series of tubular crankups,
and possibly lighter weight self-supporters, and it adds an
overlay of engineering expense which wasn't there before.
> Or am I missing something?
Yes. The MA-series is NOT the right tower for the job. Time to make another
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