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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 05 Aug 1997 17:57:05 GMT
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 --- 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 LAA19583 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Sun, 30 Mar 1997 11:21:20 -0600 (CST) Received: from mail.mcn.org by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id ta013799; Sun, 30 Mar 1997 09:18:54 -0800 Received: from Duke (pm25-2-men-a14.mcn.org [18.104.22.168]) by dns1.mcn.org (8.8.5/8.7.3) with SMTP id JAA03989 for <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>; Sun, 30 Mar 1997 09:16:30 -0800 (PST) Message-Id: <199703301716.JAA03989(--nospam--at)dns1.mcn.org> X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 2.1.2 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997 09:16:17 -0600 To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org From: dennismc(--nospam--at)dennismc.com 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 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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