Are there errors in Volume 2? I am not aware of any. Besides, it was
released only a few days ago.
To accuse SEAOC of publishing a defective document with knowledge of the
defects is being naive. It does no good but give a wrong impression to
My dear friends, SEAOC is your association. Your membership fee barely pays
for it's operational cost. It needs your help to produce quality products.
So, stop criticizing and get under the hood and fix the engine if you
believe it has problems. Remember, this list server is SEAOSC's product. A
tool provided free of charge to help us improve our professional
image, the quality of our publications and quality of our design via free
exchange of ideas.
Assuming that Vol 2 has no errors, would you then find it as a useful
reference for your office? If you believe so, then buy it. Review it, and
report the errors if you find any. That will make the second edition even
Show me your best set of design plans or calculations, and I will find
errors in them. Does that make you a bad engineer? Point is, finding
defects in other people's work is very easy. Producing a "perfect" document
is a challenge!
At 12:53 PM 5/13/00 -0400, you wrote:
To Dennis's comments I would add
SEAOC's sheen is getting pretty tarnished these days. These error ridden
"manuals" reflect poorly on the organization itself. If we can't get it
right, we shouldn't be doing it at all.
Personally, I threw mine out. I wouldn't even give Volume I away for fear
that some poor start up engineer might actually design according to some of
I haven't seen volume II, since I expected it would be a waste of a good
$50. Seems it was a good decision from what is posted on the list.
Peter Higgins, SE