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> From: 	Tim McCormick[SMTP:TMCCORMI(--nospam--at)BAS.CI.LA.CA.US]
> Reply To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Sent: 	Friday, May 22, 1998 10:36 AM
> To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject: 	Re: Architects Doing Engineering -Enough -Reply
> 
> Here are some statistics:
> 
> Northridge: over 48,000 uninhabitable dwelling units in Los Angeles
> and Ventura
> Counties
> 
Assuming 10,000,000 people and average 2 per unit, 48,000 is 0.96 % of
the total.

> .
> Loma Prieta:  over 30,000 homes fell off their foundation. Laws in CA
> created 
> mandatory notice for unbolted dwellings, weak cripple walls(which were
> built
> according to the conventional framing provisions of their day),
> dwelling space
> over  garage openings, etc.
> 
> Uniform Building Code: "to safeguard life or limb, health, property
> and public
> welfare. ..."
> 
> Where are the bodies AND where are the houses?
> 
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