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RE: Philosophy of School Design - Was: Long Beach CA -- March 10, 1933

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Very appropriate post Fred.

A couple of questions come to mind. 

The coroners report makes frequent mention of improper construction and
where noted, lack of design. Can you comment on whether these are the
opinions of the coroner or others? Also, is the recommendation at the end of
your post part of the coroners work or from the background to legislation at
that time?

Barry H. Welliver

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred M. Turner [mailto:fturner(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 10:29 AM
To: seaint
Subject: Re: Philosophy of School Design - Was: Long Beach CA -- March 10,

The circumstances back in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, were
considerably different than today in California. The many lessons learned
and subsequent policy changes from Long Beach are still relevant. Yet the
most obvious lessons and changes have not yet been implemented in many other
parts of the U.S. and the world. And some were not fully implemented in
California. Primary conclusions rendered in the coroner's report for the
students that died from collapsing school buildings in that event were that:

[BHW] snip 

FYI, Fred

Fred Turner, Staff Structural Engineer, California Seismic Safety
Commission, a public policy advisory agency, fturner(--nospam--at), 1755
Creekside Oaks Dr. #100 Sacramento, CA 95833 916-263-0582 Phone 916-263-0594

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