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Extreme sarcasm intended. While the Conventional Framing Provisions is not
my main topic of consternation, the relatively lax laws regarding who can
provide structural engineering services in seismic zone 4 is. I am certain
the paranoia of "full employment provisions" may have something to do with
that as well.

Bill Allen
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard_Ranous/OES(--nospam--at) <Richard_Ranous/OES(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, May 07, 1998 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: Question for East Coast Engineers

>Do I detect a note of sarcasm in your message?  Unfortunately, the
>employment issues plays heavily when engineers propose changes to
>provisions which don't require their invovement.  SEAOC was accused by a
>number of building officials of developing "full employment provisions"
>when we proposed something as simple as Structural Observation.  That's why
>it took us seven years to get limited provisions in the code.
>This is a reality when you take on conventional framing.  Like it or not!