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

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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)> 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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