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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 30 Jul 1997 14:51:08 GMT
I would like to throw out a new area for discussion, that closely relates to some of the more recent ones. I have recently noticed that several projects that I have seen plans for have been done by Mexican Engineering firms, with California Civil Stamps on the plans. To be quite honest, the quality of the drawings I saw was similar to what a US firm might produce. Obviously, a dollar in Mexico goes a lot farther than a dollar in the US does. So a Mexican firm can probably drastically reduce the structural fee, and provide a comfortable income for their employees. I am aware of another Engineer that operates out of Taiwan. He flies to the US once a week to meet with clients, and uses the modem and FAX a lot. All of his engineers are in Taiwan, working for low wages, but adequate wages for their country. This guy mainly does mid to high rise steel structures. I have not seen his plans, but I am told they do a very good job. I suspect more and more of this is going to happen as developers seek to lower their costs as much as possible, especially if they can maintain the quality of their product. What are we in the US to think and or do about this? Are we to become protectionists and try and keep these people out of our market? Or is there some other way we can successfully compete with these foreign companies. Right now I don't think these foreign companies are getting a significant portion of the market, but that could change in the future, especially if they are successful in providing a quality product and team up with some local firms to provide good construction administration services. Lynn --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [220.127.116.11]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id UAA21989 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Sat, 8 Mar 1997 20:27:03 -0600 (CST) Received: from beach.silcom.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id wa008680; Sat, 8 Mar 1997 18:25:18 -0800 Received: from lhoward.ten.net by beach.silcom.com (940816.SGI.8.6.9/SMI-4.1) id SAA16754; Sat, 8 Mar 1997 18:21:23 -0800 Message-ID: <33221EF2.3D06(--nospam--at)silcom.com> Date: Sat, 08 Mar 1997 18:22:42 -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: Foreign Engineers Practicing in CA 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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