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This is a good way to get work that the individual firms would not be able
to get on their own. However, if the work is just a volume issue, I don't
see how this would solve the problem. If you split the work between the two
offices, the two offices still have to have the resources to do the work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Harold Sprague <hsprague(--nospam--at)>
To: 'seaoc(--nospam--at)' <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Friday, April 17, 1998 4:00 PM
Subject: RE: General Business

Try seeking collaborative efforts with other smaller offices with engineers
you trust.  Share the work load, but let it be your QC and seal.  If your
work load stays consistently high, add staff.  Many medium and large
companies do this regularly.

Harold Sprague, PE, Office Manager
Krawinkler, Luth & Assoc.
4412 W. Eisenhower Blvd.
Loveland, CO 80537
Voice: 970 667-2426
Fax: 970 667-2493
Email: hsprague(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen, S.E. [SMTP:billallen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, April 17, 1998 2:18 PM
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject: General Business

I've got a hypothetical question to throw out.
I have been getting really busy. I currently am a one man office working out
of my home although I've got an executive office to answer my phones and
receive my mail. My "traditional" thinking with regards to all of this work
has given me three options:
1.. Work 80 hours a week.
2.. Turn the work down.
3.. Expand my office and hire staff.
Option 1 is O.K. on a short term basis, but I will get burned out.
Option 2 is O.K. except I hate missing opportunities ($).
Option 3 is not O.K. (been there; done that).
If anyone has any general or specific comments, I would be interested in
hearing them. My needs would be both engineering and CADD.