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Fred Turner writes:

>>More importantly, a recent PEER Report 99-04 identifies the lack of code
enforcement and local and state government accountability as the key factor
in achieving reliable construction. California is characterized as less than
an energetic state in this regard when compared to Oregon, Alaska,
Conneticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, New Jersey, New
York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Vermont.<<

As someone from outside the State of California, I would like to see 
construction in the states mentioned above (in fact anywhere in the world) 
that supposedly have better enforcement than California perform better and 
save more lives from earthquakes than the construction "lacking enforcement" 
in California.

An inadequate code, scrupulously enforced, is not worth the paper it is 
printed on.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona