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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 05 Aug 1997 15:31:59 GMT
Bill Allen's hope for something constructive to come out of the discussions on "Quality Issues in Engineering" is still alive, at least for me. I've been following this thread and printing most of the opinions for my file, and hopefully, if I have enough time, I'll try to summarize them, indicating different opinions from various engineers and convert it into a form of a "Letter to SEAOC President from Concerned Engineers from the SEAOC Listserver". I'll post this summary when I'm done and hopefully get some more opnions, corrections or comments. I remember a previous thread of discussions about the provisions of the UBC on conventional light frame wood construction where structural analysis and signature of a licensed engineer is not required if they followed these provisions. There was a major concern about appropriate connections at the top of interior shear walls which was not adequately addressed by the UBC provision and may cause structural inadequacy of the building to properly resists lateral loads. After a few discussions, the thread stopped. This is one of those issues which I was hoping too that concerned engineers in our group can do something positive and constructive. Here's my thought. If only we have a step-by-step procedure on how to do it, maybe it will happen. For example, after an issue has been discussed for a while and a summary letter is drafted with signatures from engineers participating in the discussions, the "Final Letter" is sent to appropriate Government Agencies or Organizations who are in a position to act on this mattter. And I hope that if they receive letters from other groups on simmilar issues or concerns, they might do something about it. If there are enough people voicing similar concerns, I don't think they can afford to ignore them. Now, if we can just write down a step-by-step procedure on what to do from the time we start a discussion on a particular issue, getting people to participate in the discussion, get one person to be in charge of keeping track of names and opinions, prepare a summary, draft a letter, etc. This will take extra effort and time on our part but it is one way of achieving our goal. I'll try doing this on the issue of "Quality..." and let's see how it goes. I --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [126.96.36.199]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id BAA25676 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Wed, 26 Mar 1997 01:28:20 -0600 (CST) Received: from emout01.mx.aol.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id sa010938; Tue, 25 Mar 1997 23:14:34 -0800 Received: (from root@localhost) by emout01.mail.aol.com (8.7.6/8.7.3/AOL-2.0.0) id CAA18887 for seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org; Wed, 26 Mar 1997 02:12:20 -0500 (EST) Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 02:12:20 -0500 (EST) From: ErnieNSE(--nospam--at)aol.com Message-ID: <970326021219_586290213(--nospam--at)emout01.mail.aol.com> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Re: Opinions for List Server 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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