Monthly Archives: August 2013

Importance Factor for Large Office Buildings

This question seems to come up quite often: what importance factor should be used for a large office building? The answer is apparently less than clear. Here’s my take: The intent of the 2006 IBC is to require Occupancy Category … Continue reading

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ETABS 2013 Disorder

CSI changed the default background color in ETABS 13 to white. If this really bothers you and you feel a compulsion to change it back, just use the following easy-to-remember keyboard sequence: Alt+O,C,D What do you think: coincidence or CSI … Continue reading

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