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Dennis,

     I started to start a company called "Structural Support" which is why my e-mail address is strusup......    I got busy in a non-structural related job and didn't get back to Structural Support which was to help firms meet deadlines.  There IS a real need for firms to do this.  Often, it would be to do the secondary design to free up the main engineers so that they could concentrate on the important stuff.

Greg
-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis S. Wish <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net>
To: SEAINT Listservice <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Cc: aec-residential(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc <aec-residential(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>; SE-Practice(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc <SE-Practice(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 3:42 PM
Subject: Response to those who emailed me about work assistance


>This has actually blossomed into a new discussion. I was surprised at the
>number of responses I received. For those of you who did respond, I have not
>yet been able to gel this idea and have clients on my end who are going
>outside the area (90 minutes away) just to find an available engineer.
>
>There are a number of problems to overcome before I can reasonable start a
>work relationship with consultants in other areas of the country. I believe
>the idea will work but for a different reason. There are areas of rapid
>growth all over the US as there are areas where growth is slowing down and
>professionals are out searching for work.
>
>Although I started this thread with the idea of finding help for myself to
>accommodate the small projects which disrupt a small engineers practice and
>generally gets juggled into their schedule at the expense of other clients.
>It occurred to me that if there was a Professional-Collaboration of
>available consulting services - divided by experience and specialties, we
>could offer services to each other to support regions where work is abundant
>while helping those in areas where the process has slowed down. I believe
>that much of this is cyclic and that slow areas will regentrify as cities
>compete for new housing, upgrades, remodels etc.
>
>To accomplish this is a task I could not possibly do alone. I think that
>there are many issues to establishing a standard that can help insure the
>success of completing work and being paid for work done.
>
>I have added a discussion Topic on The Structuralist.Net which would allow
>this type of discussion while attempting to create a minimum standard of
>compliance. I prefer to use the discussion forum rather than a Listservice
>as the ideas for standards remain posted for others to review at their own
>leisure. The "paper-trail" is maintained on the discussion forum rather than
>inundating the reader to search archives for past threads.
>
>I invite all of you how would like to participate the creation of a
>Professional Collaboration please double click on the link attached to this
>email. Those of you who are receiving this in digest mode can access the
>forum from the following link. Because of the maximum characters per line
>and the fact that ASCII text editors place line feeds at the end of each
>line, you will have to combine two lines so that the URL address is all
>contained without a line break.
>
>Link
>http://www.structuralist.net/cgi-local/UltraBoard/UltraBoard.cgi?action=Head
>lines&BID=71&SID=3655
>
>NOTE: THE URL ADDRESS SHOULD START WITH HTTP AND END WITH SID=3655
>
>Once you get to this forum, you can bookmark the page. At the top of the
>message area will be the directory tree that represents the
>Structuralist.Net Professionals Discussions. It will look like;
>
>Index/The Small Office / Home Office (SOHO) Professional
>
>and the Topic is called; Professional Collaboration.
>
>YOU MUST REGISTER ON THE DISCUSSION FORUM TO PARTICIPATE (THERE IS NO CHARGE
>BUT THIS DOES CONTROL MISUSE OF THE DISCUSSIONS). CLICK ON THE REGISTER LINK
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>If you have any questions, please email me at the address listed below my
>signature.
>
>Regards,
>Dennis S. Wish, PE
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