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I can't comment any more on what you and the others have said about these collapses. However I recall you saying that Texas does not have a state building code and that the minicipalities outside of the big cities are not allowed to have their own building codes. Pls correct me if I am wrong. Then to take this one step further, what powers do the municipalities have to enforce anything if there is no code. It seems to me that there is no oversight. Obviously the designs were faulty but humans make errors and so someone has to be a "cop" and check on all the work that is proposed and going on. Comments?
Gary

Bill Polhemus wrote:
Consider it shorthand for everything you mentioned. My point was that "if it bleeds, it leads." When we do our jobs well, nobody cares.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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On Jun 29, 2009, at 12:18 AM, "Daryl Richardson" <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)shaw.ca> wrote:

Bill,

How do you interpret this article as someone "screwing up"? I think you're being too gentle.

I read the article as suggesting one or more persons not identified in the article as being
a)  utterly incompetent,
b)  extremely (maybe criminally) negligent,
c)  greedy to the point of completely ignoring the safety of others, or
d)  all of the above.

Regards,

H. Daryl Richardson

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
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Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: Update: Dallas Cowboys roof Collapse


How sad that the only time we get to read a "cool" article about our profession, is when one of us screws up.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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On Jun 28, 2009, at 12:11 PM, Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:

There is a new and disturbing structural engineering article on the front page of the Dallas Morning News today.

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