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RE: Committee on Wood

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That is being established now, at least as far as the Seismology committee is concerned. It will be up and available on the SEAOC site by the end of the year if not sooner.

Mark E. Deardorff, SE
Deardorff & Deardorff, Inc.
Ramona, CA 92065

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 10:11 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Committee on Wood
> >no proposal is passed along to the code bodies without development of
> >a complete committee consensus.
> I read this with some interest, given my experience with other design 
> codes. It sounds a lot more like the ASME Code process. Which 
> I'm glad to 
> see. One thing Ron didn't mention was provision for 
> interpretation by the 
> main code committee. Most of the ASME promulgated codes meet 
> regularly to 
> consider questions submitted by users and render interpretations. 
> Questions are submitted in the form, 'Does (particular code 
> part) allow 
> or require (a specific action)?' to be answered substantially 
> 'yes' or 
> 'no.' The committee doesn't get any more involved in someone's design 
> than code interpretation. There are also provisions for Code 
> cases--broader provisions covering specific requirements intended 
> eventually to find their way into the Code. 
> Ron didn't mention interpretation as a committee function, 
> but it would 
> sure seems that a provision for addressing properly laid out 
> questions 
> would be valuable. 
> Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
> chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
> ___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)