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>Topics covered in this issue include:
>
>   1: Re: Special Inspection
>             by GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com
>   2: New Materials
>             by wsp(--nospam--at)terra.com.pe
>   3: Re: Special Inspection
>             by Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
>   4: Off Topic - Thank you.
>             by Daryl Richardson <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)shaw.ca>
>   5: Re: New home problems
>             by BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com
>   6: Re: New home problems
>             by BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com]
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>From: GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com
>Subject: Re: Special Inspection
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
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>In a message dated 10/31/2003 1:29:04 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>jpersing(--nospam--at)FHOARCH.COM writes:
>
>
>> I guess that's the reason for the UBC requiring an Inspection Program.  
>
>Well,  doesn't the UBC only require special inspection for Seismic
>Performance categories greater than B?
>
>If so,  when someone is out testing concrete on a "B" job,  what is it called?
>
>Concrete testing is standard on almost all jobs, other than someone pouring a
>new patio.  But in this area, at least,  the concrete inspector often does
>not speak English.  If they speak English, they are likely a high-school drop
>out.   They are probably ACI certified,  but I would hate to think I was relying
>on them to be eyes and ears.  Whether they are contractually obligated to the
>owner or the engineer,  it seems they are really just testers - they do the
>test, they write down the numbers.
>
>Post-tensioning is kind of interesting; usually if you have a blow-out,  it
>is because the tendons were placed with too much of a curvature - this is 
>something an experienced person could probably see if reviewing the tendon layout
>before the concrete was poured.  Blowouts are never (at least in my experience)
> blamed on the inspector, however, the inspector's contract may say something
>about verifying the tendon layout,  but the only thing they check is number
>of tendons and profile.
>
>Also,  where else (how else) is concrete testing required by the codes, other
>than under the list of Special Inspection requirements?
>
>Gail Kelley
>
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><HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 10/31/=
>2003 1:29:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, jpersing(--nospam--at)FHOARCH.COM writes:
><BR>
><BR>
><BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-=
>LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I guess that's the reason f=
>or the UBC requiring an Inspection Program.  </FONT><FONT  COLOR=3D"#00=
>0000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE>
><BR></FONT><FONT  COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Ar=
>ial" LANG=3D"0">
><BR>Well,  doesn't the UBC only require special inspection for Seismic=20=
>Performance categories greater than B?
><BR>
><BR>If so,  when someone is out testing concrete on a "B" job,  wh=
>at is it called?
><BR>
><BR>Concrete testing is standard on almost all jobs, other than someone pour=
>ing a new patio.  But in this area, at least,  the concrete inspec=
>tor often does not speak English.  If they speak English, they are like=
>ly a high-school drop out.   They are probably ACI certified, &nbs=
>p;but I would hate to think I was relying on them to be eyes and ears.  =
>;Whether they are contractually obligated to the owner or the engineer, &nbs=
>p;it seems they are really just testers - they do the test, they write down=20=
>the numbers.
><BR>
><BR>Post-tensioning is kind of interesting; usually if you have a blow-out,=20=
> it is because the tendons were placed with too much of a curvature - t=
>his is something an experienced person could probably see if reviewing the t=
>endon layout before the concrete was poured.  Blowouts are never (at le=
>ast in my experience)  blamed on the inspector, however, the inspector'=
>s contract may say something about verifying the tendon layout,  but th=
>e only thing they check is number of tendons and profile.
><BR>
><BR>Also,  where else (how else) is concrete testing required by the co=
>des, other than under the list of Special Inspection requirements?
><BR>
><BR>Gail Kelley</FONT></HTML>
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>From: wsp(--nospam--at)terra.com.pe
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: New Materials
>
>Dear Friends:
>
>A friend of mine has been asked to prepare a review on
>new materials being used/tested for construction. Can
>you give me some references/websites where he can look
>at?
>
>Best regards,
>
>Walter Sheen
>
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>From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
>Subject: Re: Special Inspection
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
>Gail,
>
>Special Inspection has been required in the UBC since ???, (before 1964) and
>is different from quality control testing and regardless of the Seismic
>Zone.  Special Inspection is *NOT* in lieu of or a substitute for
>jurisdiction inspections, nor is it intended to replace the contractor's
>quality control procedures and tests.
>
>>From the 1985 UBC (the most recent that I have at home), Section 306 states,
>[full descriptions not included]  (Changes have been made to the list since
>this edition):
>
>"Special Inspections
>
>Sec. 306. (a) General.  In addition to the inspections required [to be
>performed by the jurisdictions], the owner shall employ a special inspector
>during construction of the following types of work:
>
>1. Concrete: During the taking of test specimens and placing of all
>reinforced concrete and pneumatically placed concrete.  [Exceptions omitted.}
>
>2. Ductile Moment-Resisting Concrete Frame.
>
>3. Reinforcing Steel and Prestressing Steel.
>
>4. Welding.
>
>5. High-Strength Bolting.
>
>6. Structural Masonry.
>
>7. Reinforced Gypsum Concrete.
>
>8. Insulating Concrete Fill.
>
>9. Spray-Applied Fire Proofing.
>
>10. Piling, Drilled Piers and Caissons.
>
>11. Special Grading, Excavation and Filling.
>
>12. Special Cases:  Work which, in the opinion of the building official
>involves unusual hazards."
>
>HTH
>
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona
>
>Gail Kelley wrote:
>
>. > Well,  doesn't the UBC only require special inspection for Seismic
>. > Performance categories greater than B?
>
>. > If so,  when someone is out testing concrete on a "B" job,  what is it
>. > called?
>
>. > Concrete testing is standard on almost all jobs, other than someone
>. > pouring a new patio.  But in this area, at least,  the concrete inspector
>. > often does not speak English.  If they speak English, they are likely a
>. > high-school drop out.   They are probably ACI certified,  but I would 
>. > hate to think I was relying on them to be eyes and ears. Whether they are
>. > contractually obligated to the owner or the engineer,  it seems they are
>. > really just testers - they do the test, they write down the numbers.
>
>. > Post-tensioning is kind of interesting; usually if you have a blow-out,
>. > it is because the tendons were placed with too much of a curvature - this
>. > is something an experienced person could probably see if reviewing the
>. > tendon layout before the concrete was poured. Blowouts are never (at
>. > least in my experience) blamed on the inspector, however, the inspector's
>. > contract may say something about verifying the tendon layout,  but the
>. > only thing they check is number of tendons and profile.
>
>. > Also,  where else (how else) is concrete testing required by the codes,
>. > other than under the list of Special Inspection requirements?
>
>. > Gail Kelley
>
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>From: Daryl Richardson <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)shaw.ca>
>Subject: Off Topic - Thank you.
>To: "seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>
>To Roger Turk and others,
>
>        Several months ago I posted a request for assistance in finding
>missing class mates for a 40th anniversary reunion.  The reunion was
>held early in October and it was a smashing success thanks in part to
>you.
>
>        Thank you for your assistance.
>
>        Our Civil Engineering 1963 class was the largest single group in
>attendance at the formal banquet which was open to all graduates from
>all faculties.  Although everyone did not attend the banquet we had 57
>for the class photographs; 6 had deceased, which left us with about 75%
>attendance.  As an aside, the oldest person in attendance at the banquet
>was an engineer from the Class of '31.
>
>        Some interesting statistics: of those who submitted biographies
>for the bio book virtually all expressed satisfaction with their choice
>of career and would not have done things differently; virtually all have
>been married to the same woman for more than 35 years.
>
>        The most impressive statistics, however, relate to the
>University of Alberta itself.  Forty years ago there were about four
>hundred students in Engineering and about five thousand total students.
>Now there are about four thousand students in Engineering and fifty
>thousand total students; the ratio is approximately the same.  The total
>number of people on campus, including support staff etc. has now reached
>ninety thousand!  If it were separated from the City of Edmonton the
>University of Alberta would be about the third or fourth largest city in
>Alberta!  While we were at the reunion they had a ground breaking
>ceremony for a new Centre for Nano-Technology to be operated in
>co-operation with the National Research council of Canada.
>
>        Anyway, I am rambling. most readers aren't interested.
>
>        Thanks again to all who assisted.
>
>Regards,
>
>H. Daryl Richardson
>
>
>
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>From: BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com
>Subject: Re: New home problems
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
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>Dennis Wish wrote:
>"...
>I just wish I could be in the same room with this guy when he finds out
>that all of his homes have been designed by an unlicensed firm."
>
>Dennis-
>The sad part is he probably won't care.
>Sincerely,
>Bill Cain, S.E.
>Albany CA
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><DIV>Dennis Wish wrote:</DIV>
><DIV>"...</DIV>
><DIV>I just wish I could be in the same room with this guy when he find=
>s out<BR>that all of his homes have been designed by an unlicensed firm."</D=
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><DIV> </DIV>
><DIV>Dennis-</DIV>
><DIV>The sad part is he probably won't care.</DIV>
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>From: "Dennis Wish" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
>To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>Subject: RE: New home problems
>
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>Bill,
>
>The saddest thing is that you are most likely correct.
>
>Why are we so idealistic to believe that people will do what is right
>for those they build homes for rather than to argue what is right about
>the free-enterprise system. There is something ideally wrong with our
>society when we put the needs of people second to the profits we can
>earn for shareholders. But now I am being an Idealist rather than the
>pragmatist I always felt I was.
>
>I had to call customer service for J.C. Penny's today and found I was
>dealing with a company in India. Why was I not dealing with one of the
>3.5 million Americans who are out of work?
>
>Dennis
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com]
>Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 7:23 PM
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: Re: New home problems
>
>
>
>Dennis Wish wrote:
>
>"...
>
>I just wish I could be in the same room with this guy when he finds out
>that all of his homes have been designed by an unlicensed firm."
>
>
>
>Dennis-
>
>The sad part is he probably won't care.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Bill Cain, S.E.
>
>Albany CA
>
>
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><p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
>style=3D'font-size:
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>
><p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
>style=3D'font-size:
>10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>The saddest thing is that you are =
>most
>likely correct.</span></font></p>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
>style=3D'font-size:
>10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Why are we so idealistic to believe =
>that
>people will do what is right for those they build homes for rather than =
>to
>argue what is right about the free-enterprise system. There is something
>ideally wrong with our society when we put the needs of people second to =
>the
>profits we can earn for shareholders. But now I am being an Idealist =
>rather
>than the pragmatist I always felt I was.</span></font></p>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
>style=3D'font-size:
>10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>I had to call customer service for =
>J.C.
>Penny?s today and found I was dealing with a company in =
></span></font><font
>  size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
>  color:navy'>India</span></font><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>. Why was I not =
>dealing
>with one of the 3.5 million Americans who are out of =
>work?</span></font></p>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
>style=3D'font-size:
>10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Dennis</span></font></p>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
>style=3D'font-size:
>10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'> </span></font></p>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DTahoma><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>-----Original =
>Message-----<br>
><b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>From:</span></b> BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com
>[mailto:BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com] <br>
><b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Saturday, November =
>01, 2003
>7:23 PM<br>
><b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org<br>
><b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: New home =
>problems</span></font></p>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3 =
>face=3D"Times New Roman"><span
>style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p>
>
><div>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dennis Wish =
>wrote:</span></font></p>
>
></div>
>
><div>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>"...</span></font></p>
>
></div>
>
><div>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I just wish I could be =
>in the
>same room with this guy when he finds out<br>
>that all of his homes have been designed by an unlicensed =
>firm."</span></font></p>
>
></div>
>
><div>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> </span></font></p>
>
></div>
>
><div>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dennis-</span></font></p>
>
></div>
>
><div>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The sad part is he probably =
>won't
>care.</span></font></p>
>
></div>
>
><div>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Sincerely,</span></font></p>=
>
>
></div>
>
><div>
>
><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Bill Cain, =
>S.E.</span></font></p>
>
></div>
>
><div>
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><p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 =
>face=3DArial><span
>style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Albany CA</span></font></p>
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