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I was trying to be nice in case my memory was not quite up to snuff.  :-)
But, I thought that I was understating it some.


Adrian, MI

On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 GSKWY(--nospam--at) wrote:

> In a message dated 10/16/2004 4:21:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> smaxwell(--nospam--at) writes:
> I got no problem with your opinion about 360R.  And I believe that Gail in
> the past has expressed her lukewarm opinion of it in addition to not being
> to impressed with PCA's latest edition of Slabs on Ground.
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Bill Allen, S.E. wrote:
> > I'm not even (absolutely) sure (but pretty sure) that it's a good document
> for determining the reinforcing in a SOG (I'm now donning my flame suit for
> Scott and Gail since it *might*
>  appear that I have obliquely criticized ACI which I am not).
> **********************
> Actually,  I believe I was unflinchingly negative in my comments about  both
> ACI 360 and the PCA Slab on Ground manual.  And as far as criticizing ACI goes
> -  criticize away.  But it is  really annoying to listen to people keep
> whining that they have to pay for ACI documents when AISC gives theirs away for
> free.  AND has good refreshments at their seminars.
> PCA is a trade association that is supported by the cement manufacturers,
> the same way AISC is supported by the steel manufacturers.  You could whine
> about having to pay for their documents if you wanted.
> And while we are on the subject,  I would add the recently released PTI
> publication "Design of Post-Tensioned Slabs Using Unbonded Tendons"  to the list of
> publications-that-you-have-been-told-are-worthless-so-don't-whine-that-you've-
> wasted-your-money-if-you-buy-them.
> It's badly written, has a number of errors,  and appears to have been put
> together by a 12-year-old.
> Gail Kelley

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