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- From: croser(--nospam--at)s6.hninc.com
- Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 7:25:50 -0800
Fro the record, to stand in the corner of the DSA, State Universities and the Cal State system does not fall under the jurisdiction of the DSA (OSA). I believe the disagreement you speak of was with a consulting plan checker. ---------- From: dtowens(--nospam--at)cogent.net To: seaoc(--nospam--at)power.net; Crosier, Jeffrey; Skarin, Eric; Uthoff, Steve; Shah, Naru; Shah, Nutan Subject: [SEAOC] Re: [SEAOC] Re: Quality of Engineering - Checking Date: Saturday, September 21, 1996 11:13AM Quality checking in engineering, continued. I remember reading a few years ago about the parking structure at CalState Northridge, the one that collapsed. It seems the reviewer for the Office of the State Architect would not sign off on the design because he felt it would not survive an earthquake. The contractor shopped around and got one, or was it two, engineers to certify the design. The structure was built, and it did indeed collapse. My question is, how often does this happen, to your knowledge? Are the forces so very difficult to predict? Are there any sanctions against the hired guns? .. ...
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