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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 07 Aug 1997 12:36:28 GMT
Caught in between: There has been some discussion in our office about designing to the minimum standards that the 1994 UBC will allow. On one side we are doing the owner a service at a economic point of view to design to the minimum. And on another side there is some opinion that to design with a 20 percent (+ - ) safety factor would be prudent due to construction problems, architects revisions after the structure is under construction, and any other circumstances that possibility could and will occur. Both sides agree that the UBC code has many built in safety factors but if any of the above items occur and we design to code minimum we would possibility have to do a redesign to meet the code and the owner would have to pay. It seems that at times you will get mud in your face no matter what direction you take, engineers seem to get caught in the middle. Also, who is to say that all the criteria in the code is 100 percent accurate. You do not want to be know as an engineer who over engineers structrues, our field is much to competative, there is a fine line, but safety should be number one. I am wondering what other office policies have implemented for their design standards, any comments? Thank You Tom Long P.E. Spieler Structural Engineers tomlong(--nospam--at)silcom.com --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [22.214.171.124]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id RAA29339 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Mon, 21 Apr 1997 17:03:22 -0500 (CDT) Received: from beach.silcom.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.13) id ga019194; Mon, 21 Apr 1997 14:55:01 -0700 Received: from dial.silcom.com by beach.silcom.com (940816.SGI.8.6.9/SMI-4.1) Message-Id: <199704212151.OAA17409(--nospam--at)beach.silcom.com> From: "Tom Long" <tomlong(--nospam--at)silcom.com> To: "seaoc" <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Subject: Min. Code Design Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 14:49:33 -0700 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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