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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 05 Aug 1997 17:57:26 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 > Wow! I'm encouraged. I think the first thing we should do is find out how many other participants are interested in this issue to the extent of producing something concrete. This should be a simple yea/nay vote. I believe if there was a significant interest, then someone should prepare a simple survey form (yes, no, I don't know, I don't care) developed as a web page at the SEAOC web site. This survey data could be tallied a lot easier this way. Also, I believe names should be required on the form and limit the survey participation to voting members of SEAOC. This is just one suggestion. I'm sure there are several ways of doing this. The other extreme would be just to send the printouts of the comments on this subject to the SEAOC leadership and request for a response. Regards, Bill Allen --- 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 PAA29127 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Sat, 29 Mar 1997 15:14:12 -0600 (CST) Received: from darius.concentric.net by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id ia012982; Sat, 29 Mar 1997 12:59:09 -0800 Received: from cliff.cris.com (cliff.cris.com [188.8.131.52]) by darius.concentric.net (8.8.5/(97/03/20 3.25)) id PAA11497; Sat, 29 Mar 1997 15:56:12 -0500 (EST) [1-800-745-2747 The Concentric Network] Errors-To: <ballense(--nospam--at)concentric.net> Received: from ALLENDESIGNS (61010d0020la.concentric.net [184.108.40.206]) by cliff.cris.com (8.8.5) id PAA01565; Sat, 29 Mar 1997 15:56:11 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <199703292056.PAA01565(--nospam--at)cliff.cris.com> From: "Bill Allen, S.E." <ballense(--nospam--at)concentric.net> To: <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Subject: Re: Opinions for List Server Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 12:55:11 -0800 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Priority: 3 X-Mailer: Microsoft Internet Mail 4.70.1155 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 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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