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I have always thought that the lack of a standard of engineering is
THE biggest problem we have.A few years back ( 1991?)I was elated when
seosc started discussions to come up with a standard of care for different
types of buildings.however that died quickly .I dont think any reputable
engineer is
afraid of competetion, however when you lose work to that guy that
charged the $500. for the calc and sketch you get mad. now mind you that
guy will make more money than any one on this net, reason being
he will calc 3 or 4 beams and the rest are similar plus two shear
walls and the rest o.k by inspection, red marks a floor plan, he attaches
his circa 1980's typical standard sheets and 4 hours later he got 500
so you see it is not the chevy or the benz it is rather the field
that is not level.

Tarek Mokhtar
consulting engineer( 1.2 on the cynical scale )

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