Speaking of architects getting more than their fair share of praise from the
media, I was perturbed by the fact that MSNBC had the president of AIA on
the air last night during their coverage of the earthquake to discuss
'structural' issues (e.g., structural performance of bldgs in the quake,
advances in bldg code to make structures more resistant to quakes, etc.).
AIA Prez even had time to mention that AIA dispatches members to participate
on quake recovery teams. As a matter of fact, I don't believe I heard
"structural engineer" mentioned all night long on any of the various
channels I was flipping amongst. Talk about stealing our thunder!
Glen Pappas, P.E.
From: Stanley_P_Johnson(--nospam--at)dot.ca.gov [mailto:Stanley_P_Johnson(--nospam--at)dot.ca.gov]
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 3:36 PM
Subject: Seattle Earthquake
Keep dreaming. If anyone in the design industry gets any brownie points
from the media because of low damage statistics it will be the architects.
> Perhaps the excellent performance of most newer Washington state
> buildings will elevate the status of the SEAW and its members? :)
> Paul Crocker, P.E.