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When I was working for SOM in the 80s, we had a French “designer” who referred to EVERY structural

Member (beam, column, slab, brace) as a (imagine said with a French accent al a Monty Python) “girder beam”




David L. Fisher SE PE

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From: David Topete [mailto:dtopete(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 3:38 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: was excavation


Stucker?  That’s a new one.  “Masonary” is about as common as “cement.”  I tend to correct people with some of those terms…


David A. Topete, SE


From: Bob Freeman [mailto:robert.freeman(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 1:33 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: was excavation




Have you heard of stucker?!  How about masonary?


Bob Freeman


Structural Designer