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Ben,

Raise *your* hand!

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Charlie Carter wrote:

. > Ben, thank you for the suggestion. Is there anyone from code enforcement
. > you'd like me to consider for this role?

. > Charlie

. > -----Original Message-----
. > From: Yousefi, Ben [mailto:Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)ci.sj.ca.us]
. > Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 10:22 AM
. > To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
. > Subject: RE: OMRF (R value) (code development process)


. > Charlie

. > Conspicuously absent from this list are engineers on the code enforcement
. > side of the equation. Those are the people who will have to actually
. > understand the provisions and review and approve the design and detailing 
. > on a project. Leaving them out of this process, in my opinion sends 2 
. > possible messages:

. > 1- They are not qualified (don't know anything) hence they don't belong to
. > the process.

. > 2- Who the heck cares about the review (they are a bunch of bureaucrats
. > anyway)

. > I know in a good portion of the country that's the prevailing attitude. 
. > But out here we work closely and cooperatively with the designers and try 
. > to achieve an end result that protects public safety with the most cost
. > effective design.

. > In my opinion, the most alarming part of the new trend in code adoption is
. > going with the so called "consensus" process. This virtually locks the 
. > code officials, and possibly many other interested parties (non-good ol' 
. > boys), out of the process. And on the few occasions that some of them get
. > appointed to these committees, unfortunately they are the ones who have 
. > the least understanding of the nuts and bolts of these provisions and are 
. > just appointed because they are people who are known to be 
. > "accommodating" and least expected to rock the boat.

. > Ben Yousefi, SE
. > san Jose, CA

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