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Amen…we are truly fortunate.

 

 

 

David L. Fisher SE PE

Fisher + partners

372 West Ontario

Chicago 60610

 

312.573.1701

312.573.1726 fax

 

312.622.0409 mobile

 

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From: John C. Jones [mailto:john(--nospam--at)struct-engr.com]
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 1:46 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: wind damage evaluation

 

Good job of putting it in perspective with the last sentence.  We lose sight of that in this country. 

 

John C. Jones, PE
Barnett Associates
Pell City, AL
205-884-5334
205-884-0099 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Kester [mailto:akester(--nospam--at)bbma.com]
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 11:08 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: wind damage evaluation

I would like to hear suggestions from those familiar with tilt panels in the field, as well as S.O.G. in the field, and how to determine without real testing, the structural integrity of these elements.

 

Let me expand a bit. We have several projects under construction that were in the path of Charlie. Several are tilt up jobs, single story. My boss has asked me to go out Monday and go around and look at all the panels, fallen or still standing, and determine to the best of my ability whether they can still be used or must be trashed.  Anything I am not completely comfortable with I can have demo'd and removed. What I want are things to look for as far as whether a panel has undergone stress, damage, or loading to render it unuseable. The same for the slab which was punished by the falling panels, to what level of cracking can I be comfortable with before having them sawcut and repour.

 

Again, I am fully aware of the legal and liability aspects so please focus on the technical side of this problem. I have some great advice from here in the office but want some other ideas and opinions.

 

Any good pics I get I will offer up....

 

Finally, from all of Central FL we thank all of you for your support, prayers and thoughts, supplies, and most of all, thanks for sending your power line workers from as far away as Illinois, Virginia, and Texas. Seeing other states rally around us makes me very proud of our country. We are blessed to live in a place where disaster ismeasured by insurance payouts and days without power, not in thousands of lives and millions of refugees, like some of our unfortunate friends in other countries....

 

Regards,

Andrew Kester, PE

Longwood, FL