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Did the article happen to mention the name of this, apparently, disreputable
building manufacturer? We all want to avoid them.

I'm also curious as to why the pre-engineered metal building manufacturer
was not included as a member of the "Design/Build team." Sometimes the real
story is more interesting than the sound-bite.

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

> From: Drew Morris <dmorris(--nospam--at)>

> This came from a recent newsletter from ACEC, Risk Management
> Information for Structural Engineers                June 22, 2009
> *How it Sometimes Works in Real Life

> We designed a project as part of a design/build team. The superstructure
> was bid separately as a pre-engineered metal building. *After the
> project was completed*, the manufacturer sent a memo to the general
> contractor along with a map of locations where deflections should be
> measured when it snows. They also included recommendations as to how the
> *contractor's engineer* should design temporary shoring to support the
> roof when deflections exceed a predetermined value. Unfortunately, the

> /Art Johnson, 
> KPFF Engineers/

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