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Re: Seismic Design Manual - Vol. 2.

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How can proper judgment be used without adequate knowledge? Most of us 
counted on these design guides for a very long time to provide guidance on 
the interpretation and use of the seismic requirements of the 97 UBC. They 
were supposed to be more than just simple aids! If the design manual is full 
of errors, and there is no concessus even amongst the code authors, how can 
one make an educated judgment call? Could someone for a change stand up, and 
accept responsibility.
 I don't want to hear any more excuses. If the code originally had been more 
thought out and not rushed into, these design manuals would not even be 
needed.  Can anyone remember the last time such manuals were needed? 

Andy Vidikan

In a message dated 5/15/00 11:54:51 AM Pacific Daylight Time, Dahl(--nospam--at) 

<<  agree with Shafat's comments, this manual should be concidered an aid, 
not the "scripture".  Do any of you have error free text books.  You need to 
use your judgement.