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My standard reply-

Well, for the first time in 30 years you are going to
build something correctly, congratulations!!



"Mitchell J. Sklar, MBA, P.E." wrote:
> 
> As a young engineer, I often find my self in a situation where the owner,
> developer, or the contractor responds with some of the following:
> 
> "We built things this way thirty years ago, why are your designs so much
> heavier?"
> "I've never seen designs like this in all my life."
> "This 8" retaining wall has worked for thirty years and you want to replace
> it with a 12" wall."
> 
> Does any one have a good tactful and polite answer?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Mitchell J. Sklar, PE
> mitchsklar(--nospam--at)alumni.psu.edu
> fax 413-383-1615
>