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RE: Something That Bugs Me About The AISC Code

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You're right, I was unclear. I guess what I'm complaining about is really
beyond anyone's ability to fix. That is, that although we as structural
engineers have a "right" as well as a "duty" to use our best judgement in
the solving of such "non-standard" problems, in the end it always comes down
to a clever lawyer (in the even something goes wrong).

I can say "I based my design procedures on this accepted code or standard"
and Mr. Shyster can say "ah, but doesn't that code say it's for BUILDINGS?"

I know why AISC put those disclaimers in there, but it makes for a dilemma.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 10:18 PM
To: SEAOC Newsletter
Subject: Re: Something That Bugs Me About The AISC Code

I don't understand what the problem is.

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