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RE: Taking Questions for Seismology Submission

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I, for one, would be interested in an answer to Oshin Tosounian's question
about h/b vs. deflection calculations of plywood shear walls.

Bill Allen, S.E.
ALLEN DESIGNS
Laguna Niguel, CA


> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Nelson [mailto:BNelsonSE(--nospam--at)email.msn.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 7:02 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Taking Questions for Seismology Submission
>
>
> Dennis
>
> send me the list of Q's and I will have a written response
> from seismology
> for you.
>
> Bill Nelson
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Seaintonln(--nospam--at)aol.com>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 9:46 AM
> Subject: Taking Questions for Seismology Submission
>
>
> > I will be reviewing all of the posts as far back as I can
> research. My
> goal
> > is to create a list of questions that are as yet unresolved
> or unsure as
> to
> > the intent of those who created or published the code.
> > I would like to submit the questions to members of the Seismology
> Committee
> > and particularly would like to present the questions at the Panel
> Discussion
> > to be held at the Convention on October 2.
> >
> > With all due respect for SEA professional Convention, I am
> not in favor
> of
> > marketing this panel discussion with the intent of
> generating profit for
> SEA.
> > At the very least, this should be a public service to the
> professional
> > community. Personally, I will have to invest in
> transportation and hotel
> > costs to attend this discussion and would have perfered to see the
> discussion
> > held in the virtual community so as not to force hard
> working engineerings
> > from having to invest so much just to learn how to use a
> code they were
> > required to buy and which does not clearly state its intent.
> >
> > I spoke with a local engineer in my area yesterday who has
> been a member
> of
> > ICBO for many years. He renewed his membership last year -
> signing up for
> > three years.
> >
> > He attempted to call ICBO with the intention of asking for
> clarification
> of
> > the code for wood framing (cantilevered columns
> specificially). He was
> told
> > that his basic membership did not permit him access to an
> engineer to
> discuss
> > the code intent. He would be charged an hourly rate for the
> consulting fee
> in
> > order to have someone define more clearly the intention of
> the code. He
> now
> > questions what his support for ICBO is providing him.
> >
> > I would hate to think that SEA can add insult to injury by
> creating a
> > confusing code and then charging engineers additionally to
> explain it.  I
> > hope that SEA intends to make this Panel discussion open to
> the public -
> no
> > charge, no technical seminar fees etc. I hope too, that
> their intent is to
> > create just what Bill Allen asked for - a Frequently Asked
> Questions List
> to
> > be posted that will provide clear commentary as to the
> intent of the code
> for
> > the questions submitted.
> >
> > Please submit your questions to me directly at <A
> > HREF="seaintonln(--nospam--at)aol.com">seaintonln(--nospam--at)aol.com</A>.
> >
> > Dennis S. Wish PE
> >
> >
>
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>
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