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EERI's team, in addition to having expertise to cover several other
areas/aspects, has structural engrs on it to recon & report on all types of
structures.  The team left for India Fri.


-----Original Message-----
From: frp2000 [mailto:frp2000(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 4:55 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: EQ in El Salvador

Can someone tell me if EERI or any other struct eng association has sent a
team of structural eng observers to document the damage done to or
resistance of  masonry and concrete structures in the past El Salvador /
Guatemala 6.9 event ?


----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew Stuart <m.stuart(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Cc: <jgrieshaber(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 7:18 AM
Subject: RE: Three-way Reinforced Concrete Floor System

> Call Scott at CRSI - 847-517-1200
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 9:57 AM
> Subject: FW: Three-way Reinforced Concrete Floor System
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JOG [mailto:jgrieshaber(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 9:29 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: Three-way Reinforced Concrete Floor System
> We are in the process of evaluating an 11 story reinforced concrete
> building, constructed circa 1915.  This building was originally
> for Packard automobile manufacturing.
> The floor system is a three-way reinforced concrete slab in an equilateral
> triangle configuration.  The system was apparently patented by David W.
> Morrow from Cleveland Ohio, around 1913.
> We are cutting several large openings into the slab.  Does anyone have any
> experience in evaluating this kind of slab?  We are specifically looking
> design references.  Since it is a proprietary system, ACI has no
> information.
> Thanks!