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As we say at Johnson Space Center..... " It ain't rocket science " :-)

Peter  Paul  De Vere
JSC, Houston, Texas
Bldg. 13 room 2002

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Webb, Keith [mailto:klwebb(--nospam--at)]
		Sent:	Thursday, January 27, 2000 14:31
		To:	'seaint(--nospam--at)'
		Subject:	RE: Who's using ASD or LRFD?

		I have not been monitoring this list for that long so this
is the first I
		have seen this discussion.  
		What I can see in the first few emails that have bent sent
is that the
		Engineers or EIT's that had LRFD in school are just now
trying to pass the
		PE Exam and become licensed.  During there EIT years the
engineers had to
		run the calculations in a manner that a PE could check them
and therefore
		had to use ASD.
		This being the case I can see why there are not many
practicing PE's out
		there using LRFD.  Any major change in the way one thinks
takes time to
		LRFD is a radical change from ASD and if you did not go to
school or take
		classes, on all your spare time, you probably will not want
to convert since
		you do not know all the ins-and-outs or the code.  I think I
was one of the
		lucky few that did get to have both ASD and LRFD in school
at the same time
		and have been slowly working in LRFD at work and using less
and less ASD
		Don't be surprised if in about 3-5 years you start hearing
much more about
		LRFD being in the mainstream of design with more and more of
the just
		licensed PE's having been taught LRFD in school.  Just my
thoughts on the
		Keith Webb
		Civil/Structural Engineer E.I.T.
		Houston, TX