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- From: "Fountain Conner" <fconner(--nospam--at)gulf.net>
- Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 08:26:55 -0500
Nearly thirty years ago, my boss said something similar. He remarked that people know how to design beams; consequently, beams don't fail. Connections on the other hand... And we're still learning to design connections. The ideal connection would be cheap, easy to design, fabricate and erect... "...able to leap tall buildings with a single bound!" And materials -- Manurium would be a good candidate. Does anyone remember manurium? It's a material with variable properties which can be activated by specification, anything from a elastic modulus of infinity to a thermal coefficient of zero. You asked for opinions (not solutions), didn't you? ;-) Fountain E. Conner, P.E. Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561 ---------- > From: MRodrig273(--nospam--at)aol.com > To: SEAINT(--nospam--at)seaint.org > Subject: higher loads or better details. > Date: Friday, September 04, 1998 2:32 AM > > My boss mentions that it is not the load that will make the building stand up, > you can increase the load as much as you want but if you do not detail it > correctly, larger load is no good. > > Making sure that your load flows through your connection correctly is very > important, I think a lot of people getting out of school lacks that > experience. Included with the Steel, Concrete, and Timber design, there > should be a special class called connections. > > Professional Engineer's opinions welcome. > > Marlou B. Rodriguez
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