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[SEAOC] Re: [SEAOC] welded matched box connections in bridge

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Dave Evans,
I am replying to your posting concerning who is a good welding consultant 
intimately familiar with the AWS provisions for the strength of welded box 
connections.  However, I am also posting my response to seaoc(--nospam--at) because 
there are probably others who like to know of a good welding consultant.

In my judgment, one of the outstanding welding consultants is A. L. Collin,
Consulting Engineer, Registered Civil and Metallurgical Engineer, State of 
California, 626 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563, Tel. (510) 376-5632, FAX (I 
believe is the same as the telephone number) and no known email address.
I have known Al Collin since we went the University of California at Berkeley 
together over fifty years ago.  Yes, he is an "old timer" but has served for 
many years on the AWS Board of Directors and has practical "hands-on" welding 
He is truly knowledgeable concerning all aspects of welding and is still very 
active as a consulting engineer.  (No, he is not my brother-in-law.)
I recommend him to you and others, who receive a copy of this message, without 
qualification or reservation.  He is one of the best in the business.

I will FAX him a copy of your inquiry tomorrow, September 8, 1996 so if you 
contact him he will know what your concerns are.  Use my name when you contact 
him.  Sincerely, hope you contact him because he can help you and others.

Frank E. McClure  Consulting Structural Engineer   Tel. (510) 254-8231
FAX (510) 254-4602  fmcclure(--nospam--at)             File collin.txt