This brings up an interesting point. There is a perception
out there that commercial projects should be built to a
higher standard than residential. Shouldn't they be the
same? I've designed homes that are significantly larger
than some of the commercial projects I've worked on.
I realize that there will be differences based on
occupancy and other related matters.
Are we as an engineering community holding commercial
jobs to a higher standard than homes? One example I
can think of would be the amount of reinforcing required
in foundation walls.
Dan Goodrich, P.E.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Moore" <nmoore(--nospam--at)innercite.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 8:33 PM
Subject: RE: Aase ruling
> Jason and Dennis:
> On the other hand, I had a take-over project with 46 townhouses. 23
> uphill and 23 downhill, basically two plans, each alike. The foundation,
> framing and exterior stucco completed. Although every one of the plans
> were the same, it appeared to be a different crew on each one.
> Took us three years to complete the project, including putting a
> designer on the site to straightened out all of the glitches. The
> superintendent, who was from a central California mountain area, accussed
> us of "commercially" engineering the buildings. Of course the project was
> a 1000 feet from the San Andreas fault and was on a high bluff facing the
> The sherriff came in one day and took him off the project. This was
> sometime after he had threatened one of my engineers.
> Neil Moore, S.E.
> neil moore and associates