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Just curious where the engineering firm (EOR) who designed the unsafe building is based in? 

Suresh Acharya, S.E.

>>> ASLCSE(--nospam--at) 12/5/2005 9:45:53 AM >>>
Yes I did read it ..they do have Building Departments over there, but  
There are Building Deptartments here too, unfortunately the one in San  
Marino, CA farms out its structural plan check to a private firm. I  redesigned a 
project in that city that was previously "ruberstamped" by their  consultant. 
There was and still is no doubt in my mind that that  "approved" strcuture 
would have collapsed with out the redesign, some mebers had  a safety factor of 
0.33, yes 0.3!!!!
(The consultants "excuse" was that the city does not pay him enough, what a  
fine professional!!!)
Antonio S. Luisoni, SE

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