Farzad Naeim's posting regarding the SAC submittal of qualifications to
provide structural engineering services for CSU San Bernardino comes as a
SAC was established to do research "...to solve problems in earthquake
engineering" (1) not to compete with practicing structural engineering firms.
This is clearly a conflict of interest, and the Board's of SEAOC, ATC and
CUREe should take immediate steps to withdraw their statement of
qualifications from the CSU system.
(1) See FEMA 267, Page 1-10, Par. 1-4
David L. Messinger, S. E.