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This is true, but structures have a tenanacy to be forgiving, especially
indetermanant structures.  If a building collapsed every time we made a
mistake, there would be a lot fewer buildings standing.

>Monte Griffiths asks:
>. > Are mistakes in structural engineering more critical than a physician
>. > surgery?
>Yes! Absolutely, Yes!
>A single structural engineering mistake can kill or maim hundreds, if not
>thousands of people, while a single mistake by a surgeon would kill or
>only the person that the surgeon is working on.  Even a hundred mistakes by
>surgeon would not affect the same number of people that a single structural
>engineering mistake could.
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona