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RE: ASCE 7-05 Errata - Caution: content contains whining

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What’s just as bad is that the errata in my copy, (purchased about a month ago, BTW) doesn’t even incorporate them into the text; all they do is stick new pages with the 3 or so editions of errata at the back of the book after the index, and, for the record, the May 2007 errata didn’t make it into the book I bought in January of 2008.


PS   Put it in a binder and the price goes up at least $50. 


From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 12:23 PM
To: Seaint
Subject: ASCE 7-05 Errata - Caution: content contains whining


I just finished going through the errata ( for ASCE 7. No, I’m not whining that there are errata. I’m whining because:


  1. Based on when I bought the document, I shouldn’t have had so much errata. I bought it late last year. I’ve entered errata from January, 2006. I think it’s irresponsible for ASCE to sell a printed document with known errors.


  1. It would be nice if the document were in a ringed binder and the errata published in a way that one could merely swap pages. Is that too much to ask? Note that I didn’t say “Is that too much to ask considering the retail price of the document?”


Now for the question I should have asked before I went through this mess. How do I know that the errata I’ve just incorporated has been accepted into the CBC2007?


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


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