Fisher SE PE
372 West Ontario
From: John C. Jones
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 1:46
Subject: RE: wind damage
Good job of putting it in perspective with
the last sentence. We lose sight of that in this country.
C. Jones, PE
From: Andrew Kester
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004
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....