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RE: Hyatt Regency Collapse (was:E: Plan Check (was Re: Rigid Wood Diaphragm?)

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Not a biggie but...  

I came across one recently where the design engineer used the roof area reduction formulas for snow loads.  He also missed the seismic factor by about a factor of 5.

Jim Persing

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clifford Schwinger [mailto:clifford234(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 12:22 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Hyatt Regency Collapse (was:E: Plan Check (was Re: Rigid
> Wood Diaphragm?)
> 
> 
> I'll bet there are some good structural plan checkers
> out there who have saved a thousand lives over the
> course of their careers. The thing is, when they catch
> big mistakes during their plan reviews the public
> never knows about it - unless they keep a "blog"! I
> get the feeling however that there aren't too many
> people out there who would find a plan checker's blog
> interesting reading!
> 
> I'd like to hear some "horror stories" some of these
> people can probably tell! 
> 
> Cliff Schwinger
> 
> 
> 
> --- IRV FRUCHTMAN <ifaeng(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
> > According to Dov Kaminetzky's book,"Design and
> > Construction Failures", the original design detail
> > could not support safely support the load. It had a
> > safety factor of 0.6. Perhaps a good plan checker
> > could have recognized this and saved 113 lives.  
> > Irv Fruchtman, PE
> 
> 
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