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I relate to your comments regarding Project Managers et al (again, 
apart from the ones that subscribe to this list).

I remember the experience I had on a site visit to the first project I 
was involved in when I came to the states(being one of those damb 
alien types). The foreman came up to me stating,"Why are these 
footings x by y?? generally we only have to use x1 by y1.(The 
"done it this way since moses was a lad" line)

Trying not to go on the defensive I just stated, "It has to do with the 
soils report for this site and, since you have just spent a week 
pumping water out of the hole...." The overdesigned argument 

This will always be a neverending story.

Peter McCormack