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- Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 03:02:29 EDT
In a message dated 7/30/99 5:46:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time, cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com writes: << One thing I cannot avoid concluding: Seismology Committee as we know it is NOT, by temperament, interest, or intimacy with the applicatation, capable of solving the present problems about seismic for woodframe residences. Seismology Committee should admit this, should formally resign from residential woodframe and declare that it cannot and will not assert itself as a code authority in that area, and should then give the problem of finding an organizational remedy back to the SEAOC Board of Directors it is properly accountable to. Nothing less will do. No chance of getting a simple, efficient, safe-for-engineers residential seismic code exists as long as Seismology thinks it owns the show. >> Excellent presentation. This new revelation by Ron confirms, yet again, that the code changes were never intended for the light-frame residential construction, but were forced on us with no sufficient data or research. I am still reluctant to read the 1997 UBC in preparation for my new projects as I am disgusted by the confusion it created to many on this list who are trying to figure what is what. I have already intentionally lost few residential projects because I requested double my usual fee, blaming it on the tedious calculations that I have to go through for what used to be "a simple two story single family house." I guess I will have to phase out residential construction from my service list. Oshin Tosounian, S.E.
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