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- From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
- Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 12:32:46 -0400
Moni, I have found out that almost *all* contractors can do a better job, cheaper, than was done by the Structural Engineer .... until there is a failure or distress. Then, they will know *nothing* about Structural Engineering and swear that all they do is "... follow what's on the plans and specifications." A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural) Tucson, Arizona Moni Sheral wrote: . > Last week I was inspecting a construction site (a 4 story Villa) down . > here in Lebanon, middle east, and the site engineer started criticizing . > the high number of column stirrups and the 135° hook requirement. When I . > told him that it was a good seismic detail, he asked me if I had . > computed the exact lateral loads, and I said no because the structure is . > so irregular that it will be very hard to accurately compute the lateral . > loads ... . > . > So he told me that he had done a building which was "exactly" designed . > for earthquakes and where the stirrups in the columns were much fewer . > than in my design and did not have the 135° hook, and if I wanted to he . > could give me the plans so I can "learn" how to do an "exact" design. . >
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