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I agree with you that the cost is ridiculous.  I just recently joined the
AWS ($50 for a year plus a $12 initiation fee) so that I could get the AWS
D1.1-2002 for the $258 member price (still high but what can we do).  I'll
have to wait until next month to order it though, I don't have the extra
money right now.

Albert J. Meyer, Jr.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 3:20 PM
Subject: RE: Backing Bars at CJP welds on Special Moment Frames Joints


> If I might make a comment that is OFF TOPIC as far as the title of the
> thread is concerned (but which saves me from creating a whole 'nother
thread
> just so I can "rant"):
>
> I saw that AWS now has a new edition of D1.1 (02). I am interested in
> updating my library so I decided to look into ordering it.
>
> My gosh, for the "nonmember" that sucker costs almost $400!!!
>
> I know we've talked about this from time to time here, but this brings it
up
> again: How do these organizations justify this high cost?
>
> It seems funny to me that a softcover "trade paperback" version of AWS
D1.1
> costs that much yet you can buy the brand new hardcover edition of the
AISC
> "Manual of Steel Construction" for less than HALF that amount! In fact the
> member's price for ACI's "Manual of Concrete Practice" is about the same
> price, and that thing is FIVE VOLUMES! So how does AWS arrive at that
being
> a reasonable price?
>
> I think AWS D1.1 is a must-have for the basic library but at that price
I'm
> going to have to wait till the next "real project" (to quote Stan
Caldwell)
> comes along before I can justify the expense!
>
>
>
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, TX, USA
> Phone (281) 492-2251
> FAX (281) 492-8203
> email bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc
>
>
>
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