I didn't attend the hearings, but I heard from those that did that it
went about as you described.
Given that the IBC process is trying to pull together building
officials, engineers, architects, manufacturers, etc, from the entire
country, I think that it is reasonable to expect some conflict amongst
intelligent partipants. Conflict is not bad. Conflict resolution
As far as having proposals approved or not approved, don't take it too
personal. I initiated three proposals, which were not all approved.
We need to accept the wisdom of the famous cubicle dweller Dilbert,
"Some days you are the pigeon, other days the statue."
Rick Drake, SE
Fluor Daniel, Irvine
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Subject: IBC Hearings
Author: "Constantine Shuhaibar" <csh(--nospam--at)soha.com> at fdinet
Date: 4/8/99 10:18 AM
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?