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I will offer a response on Mr. Masroor's behalf (at least my
understanding of his comments).  Maybe it will help...

I believe that he was strictly refering to not needing AISC to act as
"middleman" on the preparations of member section properties.

Besides, I believe many, if not most, of the people who prepare the
specifications (at least the design specifications) are design
professionals or members of the academic world.

That is how I understood his comments.


On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, Bill Polhemus wrote:

> "S. A. Masroor" wrote:
> > AISC serves many purposes, but it need not be a middleman between manufacturers and professionals.
> With respect, Mr. Masroor, isn't this a bit simplistic?
> Don't we depend upon AISC for the design specification which is used either
> intrinsically or extrinsically in Building Codes throughout the U.S.?
> If we don't depend on AISC as the "middleman", whom would you suggest? I don't
> think individual steel suppliers want the responsibility of writing design
> specifications.
> Maybe I do not understand your statement, but it seems to me a nonsequitur.
> Please elaborate.