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Perhaps part of the problem is that SE's are acting in far too responsible
an upstanding a manner.

For instance, if we had a really big quake in California, I would imagine
that most of the SEAOC leadership would immediately bury themselves in
starting the phone tree, coordination post eartquake evaluation teams,
participating on these teams, or rushing to client hospitals to work on
evaluating damage and detailing fixes.

Perhaps the job description for the top brass at SEAOC should say that as
soon as a major earthquake happens, they are to spend all their time
phoning the media and scheduling interviews.

SEAOC is supposed to promote the profession right?

Stan Johnson

> Speaking of architects getting more than their fair share of praise from
> 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
> 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.