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Raising Dander in Residential Construction
- To: "SEAINT Listservice" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Raising Dander in Residential Construction
- From: "Dennis Wish" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
- Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 13:27:49 -0700
one thing that I learned when I left this list for a few months is that those in
managment positions generally get there by recognizing how to dismiss those who
they believe are inferior to them - less sucessful, less educated and less
powerful. With that said, I discovered that the best defense against those who
would dismiss me is to confront them publically and make sure those who are
listening are aware of who I mean. Gerard is doing this now - he is fed up and
throwing back the promises that were made by Ron Hamburger which he never
delivered on as President of SEAOC.
discussions of politics or religion - this is our livelihood and we must speak
out and work to change what has been taken away from us. Furthermore, we have an
obligation - ethically and morally - to the public to insure that our profession
seeks to bridge the gap in residential construction between the NAHB, the BIA
and other organizations whose alternative codes are less than the minimum
compliance required by engineered sections of the code.
Jay Crandell, PE tell Americans that their expectations of performance is too
high and housing did very well during a moderate earthquake such as the
Northridge earthquake or the effects of Hurricane Andrew is completely
unacceptable to the insurance industry and to the home owner.
the excuse that Conventional Construction standards have been around since the
first rotary saws were brought west on the new railroad and homes were now
constructed by stacked lumber instead of logs is not enough. These homes that
surpassed over 150-years of construction standards, were inclusive in the more
than 30-billion dollars of damages after the Northridge earthquake and similarly
after Hurricaine Andrew.
about time that we open some ears and hopefully obtain retribution - forcing
code makers to institute changes and be responsible for their errors and
noticed that I have been able to open a few new ears and many older ones who
called me privately to endorse what I have been doing. Not everyone will agree,
but this is the kind of discussions we need to have and we need to know that
what we discuss will not fade off into obsurity but provide a pathway to produce
change. That is the responsiblity of each and every one of
S. Wish, PE