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Re: CalTrans Screw Up

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The issue I have the problem with is not of technical nature but of the
managerial decision making by CalTrans.

Either the welds are O.K. or not O.K. If they are O.K., then the contractors
should be paid. If the welds are not O.K., they should be fixed. If the
contractors did not do the welding according to the specifications as shown
on their bid docs, they should correct the welds at their own expense. If
Caltrans discovered that there were flaws in the specifications, then
CalTrans should issue a change order to direct the contractors to repair the

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: efieberl(--nospam--at) <efieberl(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, November 20, 1997 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: CalTrans Screw Up

>As much as I tried, I couldn't stand it anymore after reading Bill Allen's
>If you do not know the technical aspects of this issue then you should not
>Caltrans or any of the parties involved, especially on this list.
>Eric Fieberling SE Oakland CA