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The Sears Tower, a skyscraper over a hundred stories tall, was
designed by the American engineer  Dr. Fazlur Khan. That doesn't sound
very blue-blooded, but this Bangladesh-born engineer followed a very
American tradition: He immigrated here.


On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 13:16:09 -0600, Mark Francois <marfra(--nospam--at)tstt.net.tt> wrote:
> 
> There have been techically significant contributions to this list made by
> Gail Kelley, however bigotry and racism also come through in these
> contributions.
> 
> She of all people should be aware of the significant contribution to
> Structural Engineering made by Immigrants/People with strange names/ People
> with foreign accents. This category could include Engineers such as Birjan
> Aalami , S.K.Ghosh, Farzad Naeim, Kit Miyamoto and Ashraf Hasibullah. These
> engineers are educating those with "born in America names". If Gail's
> immigration policy were in place they may not be in America and maybe one of
> her very good publications(  with Dr.Aalami) would not have been written.
> 
> Mark Francois
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Arvind Bisarya" <arvind.bisarya(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 10:44 AM
> Subject: Re: Post tensioning Detailing-Where and how?
> 
> > Agree 100 % thanks Chris. I just wish people ( Particularly Gail )
> > here in USA just learn to live with the whole world and do not think
> > that engineers in other countries are any inferior or worst!  There
> > are bad apples every where in the world!
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Arvind
> >
> > On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 10:13:41 -0600, Christopher Wright
> > <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Nov 1, 2004, at 9:44 AM, Arvind Bisarya wrote:
> >>
> >> > It was definitely not an immigrant nor was the job outsourced !
> >> I think if you'll look at deaths resulting from earthquake and
> >> storm-related structural failures, you'll find that the Hyatt collapse
> >> is one of the worst in the US, only recently. Disasters like the
> >> Johnstown flood or the 1906 San Francisco earthquake had far worse
> >> tolls, although there's no way now to sort out deaths from structural
> >> failures from those caused by ensuing fires.
> >>
> >> If you looked a little further at the tens of thousands of people who
> >> died in Asia in earthquake- or storm-related or other structural
> >> collapses because of substandard design, you wouldn't find much
> >> offshore-outsourced engineering either.
> >>
> >> Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
> >> chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com    | this distance" (last words of Gen.
> >> ...................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
> >> http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/
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