Subject: Re: Frank Lloyd House Gets Seismic Upgrade
From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 19:57:53 -0500 (EST)
I was thinking the same thing at first, but I guess that one could argue
that Civil Engineering magazine could have put a "blurb" after (or before)
the reprinted article saying "...and the structural engineer was..." or
something to that effect.
But, then again I kind of like being the under appreciated team member who
hides in the shadows! <grin>
On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Nels Roselund wrote:
> Since the Civil Engineering Article was a re-print from another publication, I guess we can't be too hard on the publisher of CE. But it's typical of articles on construction projects: the real estate broker and the landscape architect are more likely to be named than the structural engineer.
> Frank Lloyd Wright houses are typically built out of nearly insurmountable structural problems -- he was an innovator with materials that were not yet very well understood, and that have not stood the test of time very well. I don't know what problems Bret Lizundia had to solve, but there no doubt they were challenging -- hats off to Bret!
> Nels Roselund
> Structural Engineer