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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: ACI 117
- From: GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 13:52:25 EST
With respect to the existing document, it is extremely difficult to read because of the funky formatting. Try being in a litigation with a short-tempered attorney, who randomly picks out line items and says "explain this one", "explain why this one is necessary", "explain the purpose of this."
A lot of the items are fairly straightforward, usually because they are taken from another reference such as the CRSI manual or ASTM C 94. Other items are more obscure with numbers hanging out unattached to anything other than a lot of italics and ellipses.
The problem with the draft version is that apparently no one bothered to proof read it, leading to such interesting requirements as:
"14.6 - Concrete slump
For pipe with an internal diameter 42 in. (1.07 m) or less than or equal to 72 in. (1.83 m)"
I am still trying to figure out when 42 in. would be more than 72 in.
And I'd probably up my estimate to 90% of the engineers designing buildings where ACI 117 is referenced have never seen it and have no idea how to use it.
Maybe there will be more responses that contradict me.
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