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Great response...starts tactful, ends polite!

I think you nailed it.

Sharon Robertson Bonds, PE
Salerno/Livingston Architects
363 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, California  92101
(619) 234-7471

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Lynn [SMTP:lhoward(--nospam--at)]
	Sent:	Monday, January 29, 2001 4:54 PM
	To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
	Subject:	Re: Yesterday's Comments

	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
	> 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)
	> fax 413-383-1615