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Re: Effects of the New Code on Wood structures - good or bad?????-Part 1

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In a message dated 7/22/99 2:26:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
lhoward(--nospam--at) writes:

<< This is a good questions, and I would also like a response to this. 
 However, my feelings are that if there are in fact no changes in the
 Code, and we as an engineering community have been successfully ignoring
 these sections of the code for 30 years, then WHY CANT WE CONTINUE TO

Lynn - ask the engineers among us who do Expert Witness work. How many 
engineers are brought into court for providing a less than code acceptable 
standard of design. I think that many of us on this list have been the 
defendents (fortunately I have not) in cases where the lack of compliace with 
this section of the code has bitten us in the but. I think Chuck Greenlaw can 
expound on this better than I, but I am aware of a number of cases where the 
engineer was crusified for not following these provisions back to 1991.