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RE: L.A. EQ: Typical Reaction

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This morning, a news commentator said that a 5.4 earthquake that hit (I believe he said India, but I'm not sure), caused 60,000 deaths due to collapsing buildings.  I'm proud to be an American structural engineer and I extend my compliments to all you structurals out there that "do in right".

 

Bob Garner, S.E.

 


From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:08 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: L.A. EQ: Typical Reaction

 

Both the CNN website and the L.A. Times website credit the post-Northridge building codes for the lack of structural damage due to the 5.4 earthquake yesterday. Gee, I wonder who developed the criteria for the new building code. I wonder who gave hours of their valuable personal time pro bono to get this criteria implemented into a building code. Finally, I wonder who implements the new criteria into construction projects, often facing criticism from clients and owners because they are seemingly wasting money.

 

It must be the architect or the contractor, right?

 

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

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