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- From: "Jim Getaz" <jgetaz(--nospam--at)shockeyprecast.com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 07:39:43 -0400
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I’ve been told that code writers are indeed trying to write structural integrity provisions, primarily for blast. I understand that they are having great difficulty stating in words what that means. Apparently, most ways of describing it can mean “conventional construction” to some and a belt, suspenders and a sky hook to others. Paul Feather said it well, “If, as the engineer, you believe that your particular problem has key elements that require a greater concern for their loss as it relates to the structure as a whole, then it is your responsibility to consider and account for this. You don't need some code provision to attempt to tell you when and how to consider the problem.” This makes what we do more creative, thus more interesting than I ever imagined it was as an undergraduate – when I was not studying engineering.
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