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RE: What does AISC's Research Show? (Was: ASD vs. LRFD)

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But the question becomes:

Lead who?

Follow what?

Get out of WHOSE way?

The problem with this view is that we are typically designing U.S.
structures for U.S. sites and U.S. clients. Therefore, it becomes moot
whether the Canadian steel design code is better, unless you're designing
for Canada.

What is the size of the market for structural engineering services in

And while we're at it, why is it that most of the preeminent engineers in
the world seem to like to come to the U.S.A. to study AND to work? Do you
think they really fret about "neanderthal design codes" in the process? Do
you think there's something else going on in their minds unrelated to such

At the risk of sounding like one of the Buchanan Brigades:

U.S.A. First, Last and Always!

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Higgins [mailto:JillHiggins(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2000 12:33 PM
To: INTERNET:seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: FW: What does AISC's Research Show? (Was: ASD vs. LRFD)

Not only is ASD ready for the trash heap, but LRFD should land there right
on top of it. If AISC won't get in tune with the rest of the world, surely
some one else will. As the saying goes: "Lead, follow, or get out of the