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Thanks. But when I read the article I got the impression the design was done in Texas by a company owned by a Canadian company. But maybe all that is irrelevant as the authorities don't seem to know what happened, unless I missed something.

As an aside, I just read recently where Canada (population 33 million) is the 4th largest exporter of engineering in the world.

Stan Caldwell wrote:
I certainly did not intend to criticize anyone, much less condemn them. I was merely responding to Bill Allen's question about design in Texas ... and my statement was factual. Stan Caldwell

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 7:10 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. <design(--nospam--at) <mailto:design(--nospam--at)>> wrote:

    Talk about a blanket condemnation.

    Stan Caldwell wrote:

         This project was apparently designed in Canada ...
         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.

        ALLEN DESIGNS <>

        Consulting Structural Engineers
         V (949) 248-8588 • F(949) 209-2509

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