Subject: RE: Earth Quake in Pakistan: More than 30 die
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 01 14:42:59 -0600
>Both of them caused around 60 casulaties. Which is really amazing given that
>the magnitude of both was around 7.0. It is proof that with conscientious
>engineers and owners and a decent code regulatory environment, building
>performance can be much improved.
Goodness gracious--are you quite sure it wasn't a result of voluntary
standards, the invisible hand of the market, enlightened developer
self-interest and a relaxed regulatory environment? Should someone notify
the White House? ;->
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)