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- From: "Hunt, Tom" <tom.hunt(--nospam--at)fluordaniel.com>
- Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 07:17:00 -0800
This is in response to Rick Drake's question about whether he should teach LRFD at Cal State Fullerton. Considering the fact that I received zero responses on my previous question about computer modeling of LRFD (and only one response to someone else's concrete design question) I think you can conclude one of the following: A. Most of the people on the SEAOC list-server are actually Political Science Majors and not really Engineers (this is supported by the fact we spent weeks flaming some poor European for poor English grammar and months whining about Affirmative Action). B. SEAOC engineers only know how to design wood shear walls. C. LRFD was only a Political Stunt by Al Gore to get Bill Clinton into office. D. LRFD computer modeling is a Black Art that no one understands (Interesting that no one from RISA, GT-STRUDL, SAP90 had any opinions since they clogged our E-Mail for weeks about how accurate their programs were?!?). All kidding aside, based on the previous responses (or lack of) I think you would be better off using those last one or two lectures on LRFD teaching connection design or something else more practical. Thomas Hunt ...
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