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Re: Common versus box nails

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Charles Greenlaw wrote:

> This Reply gets into legal issues affecting engineer's practice and
> testimony. It isn't much about nails, but about engineers getting
> nailed on
> naive grounds of minimal merit.  -C.G.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> At 01:33 AM 6/17/99 EDT, Ray wrote:
> >My thanks to Dennis, Charles, Lynn and Tom for your response.
> >
> >As you may have surmised, this a legal case in which the framer used
> box
> >nails in lieu of common nails for all of the plywood shear walls in a
> >residential housing project designed and built circa 1988 - 1989.

Question for Ray.

Are you working for the plaintiff or one of the several defendants?


Robert Kazanjy, PE  **Disclaimer: I speak for myself not UC-Irvine**
Senior Development Engineer
Civil & Environmental Engineering
UC Irvine