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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Crocker [mailto:PaulC(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Friday, June 11, 1999 2:47 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: ASD vs. LRFD
> supervising engineer doesn't want to deal with it or check
> over calcs done
> that way.  That's certainly understandable, because after 10
> or 20 years of
> using any system, it gets really easy, so why slow yourself
> down?

That's an interesting attitude.

I think my dentist should just use the methods and practices that she was
taught in school 20 years ago. If it was good enough then, it should be good
enough now.


The problem isn't LRFD vs. ASD. The problem is engineers who don't have
"time" or "inclination" to keep up with the state of the art.

The problem is such that many states now require continuing education in
their license renewal regulations, and many more are soon to follow.