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Re: Pakistan Building Code & Structural Engineers

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There is no doubt that quality control is an issue in many developing countries. However, we have successful in constructing quality electric power generating facilities and water treatment plants all over the world. It takes a lot of control, but it is not as futile as some would think.

Harold Sprague

From: Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)
Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
To: sscholl2(--nospam--at), seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Pakistan Building Code & Structural Engineers
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 20:24:47 EST

Doesn't that just give you the warm-fuzzies? And after the next earthquake,
typhoon, or tsunami who will they blame?   They know where to find you but
where will the builder be?


In a message dated 3/23/06 3:22:50 PM, sscholl2(--nospam--at) writes:

> I recommend that you investigate to what extent the construction will be
> supervised to conform to the design. While on a job in India which I
> designed, the superintendent informed me that there was about 3 times too
> much reinforcing and that they knew how much to put in.

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