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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen <Bill(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Monday, August 09, 1999 2:38 PM
Subject: RE: SEAOC Seismic Design Manual Seminar - Vol. 1

>Maybe not, but most of the code writers are volunteers and work for free.
>Also, I've personally met several of them and none that I've met are
>of walking on water.
>Thank God we at least have design manuals to see how the authors intend for
>the code to be interpreted.
As Mr. Greenlaw has so eloquently said,  all this needs to happen before
codification, and there is little excuse not having an adequate review
process which is inclusive of actual practitioners.  Thanks to John Shipp we
may be on the way to a better process wherein this will be realized.