I think it is an excellent idea. I will support this idea whole-heartedly.
At 09:02 AM 05/13/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>Dear fellow engineers:
>I'm the publisher of the national monthly magazine, CE News. This
>magazine focuses on the information needs of civil engineers and
>surveyors. It provides current news of the industry along with
>professional perspectives of monthly columnists, civil engineering firm
>company profiles, firm and project management how-to's, technical
>workshops and a wide variety of other news features. It has been well
>received in the industry and has a total readership of more than 45,000
>It has come to my attention that many magazines exist that serve
>architects, more architects, construction contractors, civil engineers,
>environmental engineers, surveyors... the list goes on. But presently,
>the structural engineer seems to be left out of the mix of professional
>magazines. With this in mind, CE News is exploring the concept of
>developing a spin-off monthly magazine dedicated to the structural
>engineer. The editorial and advertising mix would be of high quality and
>as varied and light as CE News, but with a very differentiated slant
>towards the practicing structural engineer.
>It seems obvious to me that structural engineers are in need of an
>official national voice. One that has the ways and means to obtain the
>short and long term goals of this overlooked profession. A quality
>magazine of this type could easily advance the public image of the
>structural engineer, taking the profession to a higher level.
>What do you think? If this type of publication were mailed free to you
>each month, would you subscribe? Would the SEA organization be
>interested in some sort of coordination? Your thoughts and comments
>Thank you very much for your time and input.
>Terry G. Stringer, P.E.
Virendra K. Varma, Ph.D., P.E.