Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...
RE: [AEC-Residential] SEAOC's support of Two-Tiered Registration[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
- To: aec-residential(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc, aec-residential(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc
- Subject: RE: [AEC-Residential] SEAOC's support of Two-Tiered Registration
- From: "David Hall" <structbear(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
- Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 19:33:6 -0700
- Cc: "SEAINT Listservice" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
So what does it mean to grandfather Civil Engineers who specialize in Structures. Pass the test I had too. > [Original Message] > From: Dennis S. Wish <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net> > To: <aec-residential(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc> > Cc: SEAINT Listservice <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org> > Date: 10/1/00 1:43:03 PM > Subject: [AEC-Residential] SEAOC's support of Two-Tiered Registration > > I received a draft of SEAOC's intention to support the 2-tiered licensing > for Structural Engineering applicants, including the grand fathering of > existing Civil Engineers who specialize in structures. For the most part, I > am in agreement with the provisions as it serves the public interest. The > act, which conforms with already existing provisions in many states, will > "help" to reduce the problems cause by unqualified professionals who use the > broad definition of Civil Engineering to provide services at the expense of > the public and insurance industry. I perceived this as a large problem as > far back as the Whittier Earthquake in 1987 and have been outspoken on the > subject ever since. > > There are some proposals in the provisions which I do not support. At > present, the initial document - a starting point - attempts to define the > fine line between SE-I and SE-II. I believe this is a mistake. The current > provisions which separate SE's from CE's is sufficiently clear to leave this > fine line to the discretion of the local building department (as far as how > tall a building must be before an SE is required) and the engineers ability > to prove his or her competency. > > In the next few days, I will post the documents I have which have been > distributed to SEAOC board members urging them to support the provision and > to unite with the NCSEA on this topic so as to gain unity among all states > chapters. The fine line between SE-I and II currently varies with each > state. > > Another provision of the act which I totally support is the requirement for > continuing education including credited courses which may be applied with > work experience to qualify an applicant for the SE-II exams. Specially, I > applaud Bill Warren SE (the author of this document) for his foresight to > include online educational services at nominal fees for engineers who are > not within major metropolitan areas and who are unable to attend seminars so > far from home. > > I am hoping to see some discussion on this topic as it is the consensus of > some of the active SEAOC SE's that the Civil Engineers who comprise > approximately half of the SEAOC membership are either apathetic or > uninterested in these issues. I find that difficult to believe and, in my > opinion, think the reason is that the provisions were not made accessible to > the majority of the SEAOC membership. > > Please let me know what your thoughts are on this matter. I am not sure if > SEAOC has posted the document, but I will do so today on The > Structuralist.Net website at http://www.structuralist.net/Professionals.htm. > > Sincerely, > Dennis S. Wish, PE > The Structuralist Administrator for: > http://www.structuralist.net > AEC-Residential Listservice > admin(--nospam--at)structuralist.net > (208) 361-5447 E-Fax > > The Structuralist is a Public, Professional and Educational website devoted > to issues on Housing. You are invited to participate or simply visit our > discussion forums at" > > http://www.structuralist.net/cgi-local/UltraBoard/UltraBoard.cgi > > NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER (FREE) WITH THE SITE TO POST REPLIES OR MESSAGES. > > Our Residential Listservice is open to all professionals in the building > industry and the discussions include code compliance issues as well as > quality of construction, prescriptive vs. full compliance, present and > future code development and more. The AEC-Residential List is by > subscription (always free). To subscribe send an e-mail to one of the > following addresses: > > For Full Listservice: aec-residential-request(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc > For Digest Format: aec-residential-digest-request(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc > > To subscribe OR Unsubscribe - enter one of the following words in the body > of the message and send. Do not place information in the subject line as it > will be ignored. > > subscribe > > unsubscribe > > _____________________________ > AEC-Residential - Discussion List for the Residential Building Professional > To Subscribe/Unsubscribe, Send Mail to > mailto:aec-residential-request(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc > Leave the Subject Line Blank, put "subscribe" or "unsubscribe" in the > Body of the Message (without "quotes" of course!) --- David Hall --- structbear(--nospam--at)earthlink.net --- EarthLink: It's your Internet.
- Prev by Subject: RE: [AEC-Residential] Review Of General Notes For Wood Design Project
- Next by Subject: Re: [RE: Seismic & Wind zones in Mexico]
- Previous by thread: hp plotter for sale
- Next by thread: Two Tiered Proposal and Proposal for the Establishment of the Academy of Structural Engineering