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I disagree with your first paragraph.  Everybody 
may know a little about medecine or law but not 
enough to criticize their practitioner.  However 
everybody thinks they know how to build something 
and they can get quite critical because they 
believe that we are always heavying things up to 
cover our butts.  Nobody criticizes electrical oe 
mechanical engineers the way they go after the 
structural guys.  
This reminds me of the time a customer came 
storming into my office accusing me of wasting his 
money by over-sizing footings.  After a minute or 
two of ranting, he let me ask where he got this 
idea.  He said the ready-mix concrete truck driver 
told him they were the biggest footings he had 
ever seen for a building of that size! A--H---

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