I disagree that there is controversy. I sense that there is a concern among
some of us that the "norm" may not be enough in some cases. I think the
engineer should, if it is a public safety issue, raise the concern
regardless of the codes etc. Codes are a "minimum standard" and do not
release the engineer of the responsibility to address any item that may be
Thor Tandy P.Eng MCSCE
From: James Allen <allen(--nospam--at)xyz.net>
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Thursday, April 15, 1999 11:20 PM
Subject: RE: Reroofing
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.
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