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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 30 Jul 1997 14:46:40 GMT
Franklin Lew, SE wrote: > Progress in achieving the common goals of the engineering profession - > compliance with the spirit of our licensing laws and canons of ethics - > won't start until a significant percentage of us voluntarily subscribe to > them. In my opinion, at least 75% must do so, or the 26+% outside the fold > will provide enough capacity for the bottom feeders to continue to depress > the fee and quality levels and distort ethical business practices. It's > problematic whether that level can ever be achieved. > If you want to take significant steps in increasing the quality of Structural Engineering, I would suggest the following steps be taken: 1. Require licensed structural engineers to sign structural drawings and calculations on all structures, including single family residential. 2. Make the C.E. exam more difficult to pass, possibly having a special section on structures required to be passed if you intend to take the SE exam in the future. [the SE exam is already tough enough, no need to mess with that:)] 3. Make the E.I.T exam more difficult to pass. 4. Require 4 years of experience between taking the E.I.T exam and the C.E. exam. 5. Require that a University degree be required to take the E.I.T. exam. The University Engineering program must meet certain minimum standards to qualify as a qualified University degree. 6. Require some kind of continuing education for those who hold their SE license. So many credits would be required before an SE could renew his license. This would make it much more difficult for people to qualify as a person who could do structural design. No more Architects, GeoTechnical, Mechanical Engineers, or Civil Engineers doing structural design. This would not eliminate all sub-standard designs, but it would in my opinion, significantly increase the overall quality of structural engineering. As a side benefit to those who would still be qualified to do this kind of work, you can bet that the fees to do this kind of work would go up significantly. Why you ask? Because we will be tampering with the "supply - demand" curve. We will decrease the supply of people who can do this kind of work, and that will result in an increase in the price of that service. Lynn --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [22.214.171.124]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id SAA15478 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Sun, 2 Mar 1997 18:38:55 -0600 (CST) Received: from beach.silcom.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id wa005196; Sun, 2 Mar 1997 16:36:54 -0800 Received: from lhoward.ten.net by beach.silcom.com (940816.SGI.8.6.9/SMI-4.1) id QAA21618; Sun, 2 Mar 1997 16:32:52 -0800 Message-ID: <331A1C7D.28F4(--nospam--at)silcom.com> Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 16:34:05 -0800 From: Lynn Howard <lhoward(--nospam--at)silcom.com> X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.0Gold (Win95; I) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Re: building code minimums for wood frame References: <970301172230_-2109101063(--nospam--at)emout04.mail.aol.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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