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Strengthening with Fiber Composites (FRP)

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I was recently informed that apparently some folks on this list-serve are
interested in knowing more about fiber composites.  You are welcome to
visit External Reinforcement, Inc.'s web site at ; This
company specializes in repair and retrofit with FRPs.  If any of you are
interested in more technical data and test results on this subject, please
let me know.

M. Ehsani, Ph.D., S.E.
Professor of Civil Engineering , Univ. of Arizona and
President, External Reinforcement, Inc.

At 01:52 PM 5/19/98 -0700, you wrote:
> agree. When I download Microsoft Bloatware upgrades at 10+mb, it usually
>only takes about 45 minutes. A 1 mb zip file should take just a few minutes
>even at 28.8k (which is the capacity of MSN).
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark Florence [mailto:mdf(--nospam--at)]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 1998 1:30 PM
>To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
>Subject: Re: e-mailing AutoCAD drawings
>I have a 33.6 kbps modem and can usually send a 1 MB file in 8 to 10
>minutes.  There are several variables involved including phone line
>quality, but I have never had a 1 MB file take an hour to send.  If you
>would like me to test send one of your drawings, please e-mail me.
>Mark Florence, P.E.
>At 03:09 PM 5/19/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>I hate to break it to you, but your ISP is not the problem. File download
>>and upload time is directly proportional to the speed of your modem.  If
>>are running a 28.8 or 33.6 kbps modem on phone line of moderate quality, 1
>>Mb per hour is not unreasonable.  If this is a real problem for you, you
>>want to look into getting an ISDN hookup or DSL service if it is available
>>in your area.  These are services provided by the phone company, but I
>>believe you will still need to find another ISP besides MSN, because I
>>think they handle anything other than standard dial-up connections.
>>If you would like a more detailed explanation, please feel free to e-mail
>>Sherman D. (Dan) Vines, EIT
>>Heery International
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Sam Love <loveengr(--nospam--at)>
>>To: SEAOC <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
>>Date: Tuesday, May 19, 1998 3:02 PM
>>Subject: e-mailing AutoCAD drawings
>>>Does anyone use an Internet Service Provider (ISP) with whom you can
>>1 MB+ AutoCAD
>>>drawings quickly?  i.e. less than 5 minutes.  My ISP is the Microsoft
>>Network (MSN) and it
>>>takes about an hour to send a 1 MB zipped AutoCAD file.  I'd like to
>>to a faster
>>>ISP if anyone has had a good experience with one.
>>>Sam Love
>>>Love Engineering