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Simpson Strong-Tie pleased to announce the following new position:

Director, Lateral Force Resisting Systems Lab -- Pleasanton, CA

There is a position open for a Director for the new Lateral Force Resisting
Systems Laboratory to be constructed near Pleasanton, CA.  This is a new
position created in response to the need to expand our research and
development capabilities in this area. 

This position will be responsible for overseeing a new research and
development laboratory capable of full scale testing of multistory shearwall
systems.  The testing will be cyclic static (reversed), pseudo dynamic, and
dynamic (one degree of freedom).  Because the laboratory is in the initial
design phase, this person would also have a significant role in the design
and construction of the laboratory itself.  Additional responsibilities
would include participation in various related Code committees and giving
presentations to both non-Simpson Strong-Tie and Simpson Strong-Tie

*	M.S., Civil or Mechanical Engineering
*	Experience with static, pseudo dynamic and dynamic testing and the
mechanical systems used to run them
*	Familiarity with light frame building systems
*	Thorough understanding of wood, steel and seismic design principles
*	Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
*	Ability to work well with people

Relocation will be negotiated for a qualified candidate.

If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please mail or
fax a resume to Karen Colonias, 4637 Chabot Dr., Suite 200, Pleasanton, CA
94588 by April 15, 1999.
Fax: (510) 847-3068.