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
> "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?
> Mitchell J. Sklar, PE
> fax 413-383-1615