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I have not reviewed the Darwin Awards for several years, a nice bit of levity between the new code discussion.

From: Steve Gordin [mailto:sgordin(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:07 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Anchors

My point exactly.  Why is the repairs of something that is not broken is being shoved into everybody's throats? At everybody's expense?  Unlike the soils investigation issue, there is no justification for that.
Regarding the responsibility, look at Darwin Awards... 
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:38
Subject: Re: 3-D modeling

        I have seen two anchor bolt failures in my career.  Both were the result of (in my opinion) bad design combined with thermal loading.
        <...> Unfortunately, the person responsible for the bad design did not go down with the brick<..>
H. Daryl Richardson
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: 3-D modeling

Good morning,
Have you guys noticed that - on top of a ridiculously complicated procedure per ACI 318-05, you cannot really design a reasonable anchor bolt anymore
(IBC/CBC 1908.1.16)?  The problem is that we really DID NOT HAVE ANY ANCHOR BOLT FAILURES TO TALK OF!
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA