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- From: Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 23:41:02 EST
Thanks, Bob. That's pretty much my experience too. Reminds me of a recent article about a huge homebuilder and his comments:
"...the company had already learned that buyers will choose visible flourishes over pragmatism every time. During the energy crisis of the late 1970s, for instance, one option was a higher grade of insulation. 'No one bought it. Everyone spent their extra money on moldings.'" [NYTimes magazine, 10/16/05, p. 53]
In a message dated 11/3/05 8:17:37 PM, rkazanjy(--nospam--at)gmail.com writes:
An SE buddy of mine & I toyed with the idea a number of years ago when he was working on his Phd.
I was interested & excited about but his opinon was it would never fly in the general residential market because of cost.
I did an informal market survey on cost vs performance..........he was right, the typical home buyer is TOTALLY cost driven & will pay very little premium for increased performance. The premium was so small that very little extra could be built into the home. :(
On 11/3/05, Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com <Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com> wrote:
Does anyone know of a base isolation system for single-family residences in high seismic areas?
Ralph Hueston Kratz
724 McLaughlin Street
Richmond CA 94805-1402 USA
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