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Re: Advice on Field Experience

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All the comments which have come before this one appear to be relevant and
useful, and I will add just one more:

A structure's ability to perform depends completely upon its as-built
condition in the field.  Analysis, design and CD's matter not if the
structure is built differently from what the designer intended.

Field experience allows a designer to see how his/her ideas are being
implemented, or not implemented, in the field.  Hopefully, this allows said
designer to adjust the detailing requirements for future projects such that
the intent of the design is fulfilled.  "Many a slip twixt the cup and the
lip" would be the operative phrase here, and IMO, field experience helps
those of our profession to minimize the effects of one of the major slip
areas.


T. Eric Gillham PE
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