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I like your "returns".

This is a new concept in housing that needs to be developed and appears at
first blush to be suited to the "traditional style' in Costa Rica.  As for
why a Canuch doing the design this is through personal associations that
have bases in Costa Rica.

And I take due warning on the contract setup.


Thor Tandy  P.Eng  MCSCE
Victoria BC

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 9:35 AM
Subject: Design in Costa Rica

>My first thoughts would be, "Why in the world would someone commission an
>engineering firm in Canada to design a *house* in Costa Rica?"
>My first comments would be to reread my first thoughts and be ***very
>careful*** (read:  Get paid first!) and check with the Costa Rica desk in
>your Foreign Ministry (whatever is equivalent to our State Department)
>Costa Rica, especially any adverse information.
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona
>Thor Tandy wrote:
>>>We have been commissioned to carry out a design on a house that will be
>constructed in Costa Rica.
>Can anyone direct me to:
>1)    Local codes and/or standards for residential construction.  Can I
>Canadian codes or will I be referencing the UBC?
>2)    Sources of climate data for design.
>3)    Sources of geotechnical information for the country in general and
>directions for gaining information at a local level.
>4)    Does anyone have some words of wisdom (or consolation?) :-)?
>Thank you.
>Thor Tandy  P.Eng  MCSCE<<