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- From: "Bill Sherman" <SHERMANWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com>
- Date: 07 May 98 14:23:43 -0400
Here's my $0.02: 1. If you want a quick, conservative design, neglect the upward pressure on the heel. 2. If maximum construction economy is the goal, consider the upward load on the heel. Alot of times, level of engineering is related to engineering fees paid. I can come up with a safe, conservative design in less time, but construction cost may increase. If I am paid adequately to do a more detailed design, I can trim the construction costs and still have a safe (but less conservative) design. I follow the old adage "good, fast, and cheap - pick only two". Since I always want to do a "good" job professionally, a choice must be made between fast and cheap. (These can apply both to overall schedule to complete the work and to level of effort to complete work.) Of course, the common problem is that most clients "want it all".
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