Someone who attended the structural session of the IBC code hearings in
Costa Mesa last month reported that West Coast influence was
diminished by a very poor showing of CA building officials and diluted
by an obvious lack of unity, especially among engineers.
SEAW and SEAOC seemed in direct opposition on many issues and SEAOC Code and SEAOC Seismology even disagreed. West Coast building
officials weren't unified either, resulting in disapproval of many
code change proposals submitted from this part of the country. Did
anyone else who attended come away with a different perception?