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

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EERI is working on a seismic construction training program for building
inspectors and contractors.  The first phase is a training video on wood
construction, and the important features of construction that provide seismic
resistance.  It is being prepared by an experienced contractor who has been
involved in training others, with support by ICBO. Guidance on the project comes
from a task group including SEAOC engineers, ICBO, building contractors, APA and
other organizations.  For further info, contact Marjorie Greene at EERI in
Oakland, CA. It's the first step in a comprehensive program.
John Rose/APA

ASQUILALA(--nospam--at) wrote:

> In a message dated 7/24/99 8:24:08 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Seaintonln(--nospam--at) writes:
> << The outcome is still the same - wood framed homes performed well. If we
>  devoted as much time lobbying for stricter educational requirements on
>  contractors rather than the path we have taken we might resolve the quality
>  issue and still have affordable housing.
>   >>
> Dennis,
> This is one of the best comment that I heard from you!  I am both working in
> design engineering and construction industry so I know what is happening.  If
> the contractor has no design engineering background then at least his
> superintendent, or project engineer, or project manager shall have design
> engineering experience.  Also, plan checkers shall all be registered engineer
> and all inspectors shall have design engineering experience in the discipline
> he is inspecting.
> Engr. Alfonso S. Quilala Jr., P.E.