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Wow! Kudos to you, Martin. Great job!

Maybe there is hope at last!

Bill Allen, S.E.
Laguna Niguel, CA

=>-----Original Message-----
=>From: Martin W. Johnson [mailto:MWJ(--nospam--at)]
=>Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 1999 1:57 PM
=>To: seaint(--nospam--at)
=>Subject: new SEAOC seismology web page
=>The web page of the seismology committee has been revised 
=>into a new format
=>which is intended to allow for the creation of the FAQ list 
=>for the new Blue
=>Book, the Seismic Design Manual, and the 1997 UBC.  There is 
=>nothing much of
=>substance (i.e., nothin') to look at yet, however, a web page 
=>is provided to
=>allow users to submit questions to the committee for eventual 
=>creation of the
=>FAQ list.
=>Due to starting glitches in the system, all of the messages 
=>will be routed to
=>yours truly for at least a while.  Because I am going to take 
=>a few days off,
=>and I tend to work for a living anyway, I am worried about 
=>the flood of email
=>that I might have to deal with when I get back (on the other 
=>hand, maybe
=>there'll be nothing).  But I intend to wade through it and 
=>with your help and
=>patience I hope we can get a useful resource off the ground.
=>Regarding the rigid versus flexible diaphragm thing, members 
=>should be receiving
=>a copy of the SEAOC Plan Review in which Ron Hamburger has 
=>placed an article of
=>his personal statements.  I have written a somewhat similar 
=>position for the
=>seismology committee, but is has been bogged down in review 
=>and comment cycle
=>between the code and seismology committees.  Actually, this 
=>is an example of
=>what people should expect from any questions submitted for 
=>the FAQ list.  2 to 3
=>months of silence while committee members are prodded until 
=>everyone agrees.
=>The intent of the FAQ list is to provide answers with some 
=>research and
=>consensus agreement, as opposed to the immediate but personal 
=>opinions that are
=>already available on the list server.
=>Happy holidays, everyone.