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Re: Completly shearing a building (also answer toperforatedshea

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>The code has become so complicated even for simple 
>wood framed structures.  I could go on.  Is there an answer?
Everyone knows what the answer is--site inspection. And we'll get site 
inspection when insurors jack up premiums on all construction that 
doesn't undergo it. Sort of makes me wonder what would happen if E&O 
carriers refused to cover engineering problems in buildings that aren't 
inspected. Someone would be sure to get hosed, but the cost of coverage 
might go down.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)