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Re: Wood: Are you as confused as I?????

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In a message dated 8/17/99 11:50:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time, SDGSE(--nospam--at) 

<< I just received a call from Steve Iconda of the City of L.A., Code 
 regarding my post of 8/16/99 (attached below), which was forwarded to him by 
 Henry Wong of the City of L.A. (apparently a lurking plan checker). Mr. 
 Iconda asked me why I was making such a statement. My reply was that I did 
 not make the statement. I only quoted and questioned what FSRahbar(--nospam--at) 
 stated, and whether it was true. After some discussion about the subject of 
 rigid vs. flexible diaphragms, Mr. Iconda denied such policy adoption by the 
 City of L.A.
 Mr. Wong, in the future, please forward the complete and uncut posts as to 
 who said what.
 Oshin Tosounian, S.E. >>

Well, it's nice to see a building official respond to the thread so 
quickly:>). I think, when you consider the layers of personel within a 
building department you are bound to get some conflicting statements. Even 
more troubling is the fact that one checker may approve flexible diaprhagm 
design and issue a permit. He is under no liability, still the EOR is 
responsible if at some point a suit occurs where an expert witness can show 
that consideration for torsion would have yielded more conservative results.

When the chips are down, it's our butt that's on the line no matter what the 
building department allows.