But, Ben, it's a PITA to incorporate the errata into the original document.
Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
Laguna Niguel, CA
||From: Yousefi, Ben [mailto:Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)ci.sj.ca.us]
||Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 1:32 PM
||Subject: RE: Seismic Design Manual - Vol. 2.
||Just a point of clarification. The review process by
||membership at large may
||have been a voluntary process, but the folks who wrote the original
||document, as far as I know are getting paid.
||In regard to your suggestion, I think it is good idea to put
||the errata, as
||it becomes available on the web site, not the whole document.
||This way SEAOC
||will be protecting their interest and at the same time the
||users will get up
||to date information on each problem.
||Ben Yousefi, SE
||San Jose, CA
|| -----Original Message-----
|| From: Attila Beres [SMTP:Attila.Beres(--nospam--at)Englekirk.com]
|| Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 11:55 AM
|| To: Seaint Listserver posting
|| Cc: Constantine Shuhaibar; Andrew Vidikan
|| Subject: Seismic Design Manual - Vol. 2.
|| I think that you are right in finding it appalling (substitute
||whatever word you like) that a seminal publication like this
||is not released
|| At the same time (my-fellow Cornellian) buddy
||out correctly that it was a volunteer effort for the most
||part (e.g. do not
||expect much speed in the process). BTW I one of the several dozens of
||engineers reviewing some of the more bug ridden drafts of
||some examples of
||Vol.1 and 2. and could see first hand how difficult to get
||people to invest
||their time doing this.
|| I think it would be great to find alternative sources to finance
||this (pharmaceutical companies are routinly spending a fortune for
||semi-promo presentation dinners at the Beverly Hills Hotel or
||Wilshire, and inviting non-MD-spouses like me). So far I was
||able to get
||some Subway sandwiches for our staff when we have in-house seminars by
||vendors of various building products :)
|| As an alternative, I would suggest to put the whole
||Manual and the
||forthcoming issues on the SEAOC web site (even in a draft
||format) and assing
||a custodian to each example to make changes as people comment on.
|| While, this would speed up the process, it would strip SEAOC the
||revenue from the sales. And then there are some issues
||regarding who and
||when allowed to make changes...(I might be a bit naive)
|| Attila Beres, PhD, PE
|| Project Engineer
|| Robert Englekirk Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc.
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