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Standards committees that follow ANSI rules (i.e. they are ANSI recognized committees and standards) MUST have specified balance between those parties that William listed. This is to insure that you don't have one "type" of party dominating the process.

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI

Quoting "Scott, William N" <William.N.Scott(--nospam--at)conocophillips.com>:

Actually, the committee is balanced between academic, practicing,
public, and industry people.

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 7:00 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: ASCE 7-05


On Oct 22, 2007, at 6:58 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. wrote:

after reading the seismic requirements three times I was totally
lost and thought the problem was me.  So I called a friend at a
large engineering company who was assistant head of the industrial
department and he said the ASCE seismic parts seem to go in circles.
I bet if you'd look at the committee membership, you'd see a high
percentage of academic input. I sound like some kind of populist
loonie, but I'm anything but. The problem is that too many academics
have gone straight from grad school to teaching which is like
quenching without tempering.engineers need to learn to express
findings and instructions simply, precisely and unambiguously just as
much as they need scientific rigor.

We agreed to ignore it and use the UBC, I believe.  I wrote a
letter of complaint to ASCE and heard nothing back.
I bet you'd hear something back if you volunteered to serve on the
committee.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
1864)
http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/



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