I would never label that attitude as correct, so maybe I overstated things a
bit. My point was only that if a person can do something very quickly the way
they know it best, it is very tempting to do it that way. I would _never_
endorse that way of approaching engineering, or anything in a person's life
(your favorite way of tying your shoes being that only exception I can think of
to this). My point was only that many people _do_ think that way, particularly
when deadlines are tight, and that is part of (if not much of) the source of
resistance to LRFD (in my opinion).
Bill Polhemus wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Crocker [mailto:PaulC(--nospam--at)ckcps.com]
> > Sent: Friday, June 11, 1999 2:47 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > 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.
> [SARCASM MODE OFF]
> 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.