In some jurisdictions, it would be all but impossible to require minimums...….As an example, just look at the" Just how much resistance would there be to code changes for minimums in all areas ? "
Wind loads increase with the square of the wind speed, so designing for 135 MPH instead of 90 MPH (working stress design) would slightly more than double the wind loads. The entire country would have to meet the same wind standards as the Gulf coast and South Florida. The wind loads in the 2012 and later IBC are for ultimate stress design, which is on the verge of structural failure.
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In some jurisdictions, it would be all but impossible to require minimums...….As an example, just look at the
"minimums" for Accessibility........20+ years in and there is still "push back"......Also, look at the thousands
of postings by the ICE Man...…...They can't \ won't perform the minimums on basic construction.
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Rembo, respectfully sir, ...while your desire to build to a changing climate is admirable, IMO you would not be" I'd rather build a house that meets the demands of a changing climate and more volatile weather than build something cheaper. Things are what they are. Eventually the insurance industry will force change like they did in Florida. "