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We have found that same problem with Metal buildings where we are designing the foundation.  The client buys from A who sells products of B, C and D. The client assumes A is the designer and fabricator and finds out latter he is the middle man for profit only and is usually clueless about structures in general.
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA
In a message dated 5/7/2009 12:51:05 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, ad026(--nospam--at) writes:
According to the report, nobody, anywhere, designed the building or the
structure. According to Summit's web site, SUMMIT (Pennsylvania) designs the
large structures and COVER-ALL (Saskatchewan) fabricates them.

It is impossible to tell who was actually responsible for the structure
design if none of the available documentation actually has an engineer's
seal. The other missing link is the person responsible for the building
design. The reporter is headed in the right direction but may not be aware
that they are actually looking for multiple people.

Paul Ransom, P.Eng.
ph 905 639-9628
fax 905 639-3866

> Subject: Dallas Cowboys Roof Collapse
> From: Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)>
> To: SEAINT Listserv <seaint(--nospam--at)>
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> Bill:
> This project was apparently designed in Canada ...
> robubblefolo.392c513.html
> Regards,
> Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., SECB, F.ASCE
> Richardson, Texas
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> What I want to know is this: Doesn't anyone design for wind in Texas?
> One little poof of wind, and an entire structure comes down?
> T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
> Consulting Structural Engineers
> V (949) 248-8588 =95 F(949) 209-2509

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