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Setting up a survey form is not difficult to do.  If you want to make up the
questions, I can make up the web page.



At 12:55 PM 3/29/97 -0800, you wrote:
>> 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
>
>
>
dennismc



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