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Even worse. This guy is bidding on work he is not familiar
with!!!!!!!!!!

Bill 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ralph Kratz [mailto:rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com] 
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 8:57 AM
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Cc: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Contec AAC

Am I the only one who cringes when I read, or hear, the phrase "bid on  
a project"?

Ever hear of brain surgeons bidding???

Ralph

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On Dec 28, 2007, at 12:33 PM, "Chris Slater"
<chris(--nospam--at)jdwylieengineering.com 
 > wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> We've been asked to bid on a residence that is going to be built out
> of Contec Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC).  I've not worked with the
> material before and am trying to get a handle on it before putting a
> number on the proposal.
>
> There is an older ICBO report on it, but that states that it can't be
> used in Seismic zones 3 or 4, and since the project is in the SF Bay
> area (zone 4) it seems like it's not going to work.
>
> Does anyone on the list have experience designing with this material?
> If so, can you point me to some good references and - hopefully - a
> more recent ICBO report?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
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