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Engineers do not and should not set the norm; they are employed to provide designs that comply with the level or risk that society dictates. Society via the elected officials chose the factor of risk. If more engineers realized this there would be less controversy on this exhange.

James Allen, P.E.

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From: 	Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com[SMTP:Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: 	Thursday, April 15, 1999 9:51 PM
To: 	ROgawa(--nospam--at)aol.com; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: 	Re: Reroofing

In a message dated 4/15/99 12:19:59 AM, ROgawa(--nospam--at)aol.com writes:
>Since the code allows this activity,  I see no reason to 
>get excited.  Change the code.

Is anyone else bothered by the attitude that "anything in the code is okay 
with me"?  In other words, if an existing building has a sheet of plywood in 
each corner and 1/2" anchor bolts @ 6' oc it's code-compliant and therefore I 
shouldn't even mention to an owner or potential owner that maybe it's just a 
teeny bit less than we would like to see in a building?  Ignorance is bliss? 

Just a thought. 

Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
Richmond CA 


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