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Mark,

Let me speculate on this one. I consider that engineering, like architecture and several other professions is populated by creative people. There is not a lot of opportunity for creativity in spec writing, therefore, most engineers (and, I'm sure, most architects also, if the truth be known) do not relish the task of writing specifications; they would much rather do something (anything?) which provides a greater outlet for their creativity.

Regards,

H. Daryl Richardson


----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Gilligan" <MarkKGilligan(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
To: "seaint" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 10:36 PM
Subject: Engineers and Specifications


I would like to better understand why Structural Engineers are less than
excited regarding writing construction specifications.

Is it because:
--You have never been taught how to write specifications?
--This is something that Architects do?
--It does no good?
--You do not have the time?
--It is too hard?
--Why spend the time to learn when the next Architect has different rules?
--Specifications are written by the in-house specification writer?

I would appreciate it if you would share your reason either by posting in
on the web site or by e-mailing me direct at markkgilligan(--nospam--at)compuserve.com.

TIA

Mark Gilligan

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