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It depends on the context.  It might be a harmless casual remark.  But
judging from your reaction, maybe a friendly reminder of the engineering
code of ethics would be in order.  The U.S. engineering profession (ASCE,
NSPE, etc.) has guidelines about reviewing and critiquing other engineers'
work.

Jason Emoto


-----Original Message-----
From: Haan, Scott M POA [mailto:Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)poa02.usace.army.mil] 
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 1:48 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: footings look too big

What if it is an engineer who didn't look at your calcs?  It was actually
someone asked another structural engineer what he thought about my footings.
The engineer said "he told the guy he thought my footings looked big."  

I was thinking about either responding "that's not the only thing" or
putting him in the anaconda choke I've been seeing recently on ultimate
fighting. 

Only a structural engineer would be sensitive someone thinking his footings
are too big.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Topete [mailto:dtopete(--nospam--at)gfdseng.com]
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 3:38 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: footings look too big

"let me see your sheepskin from XYZ university?  No?  Then, how about an SE
or GE or even a PE license?  If you have none of these, then show me a
letter saying you'll assume liability when the footings fail...  until
then..."

Good luck to you Scott.

David A. Topete, SE

-----Original Message-----
From: Haan, Scott M POA [mailto:Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)poa02.usace.army.mil]
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 4:34 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: footings look too big

What would you say to a guy who says your footings look too big?

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