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I would like a copy of your findings Richard when you get it done.  I'm
trying to get the same attention here in BC Canada!

Thor Tandy P.Eng
Victoria  BC

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard_Ranous/OES(--nospam--at) <Richard_Ranous/OES(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 1998 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: Disaster dilemma

>I could not agree with you more!  We have spent a considerable amount of
>time talking about the structural problems within commercial structures and
>the need for adequate seismic resistance.  I think it is time we now begin
>to seriously talk about the same needs for homes and apartment buildings.
>This whole discussion, which I started in order to gain a better idea for
>how engineers feel about the housing issues related to disasters, I think
>will lead to the development of some good documents on the issues.  I am
>requesting the agency to take Rawn Nelson's approach and develop a program
>on:  the types of damage typically suffered in residential structures; what
>types of damage do not consititute a life safety hazard; how a home (or
>apartment) owner can address these problems before the event; and what the
>home owner (or apartment dweller) will need to do after the event in order
>to have a place to live while these problems are addressed.