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Re: Structural Engineering Rules of Thumb
- To: "<seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: Structural Engineering Rules of Thumb
- From: Brad Connelly <connellybrad(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 21:05:14 -0800
1. Don't start work on a project until you get paid your retainer and the check clears.
2. Don't respond to requests for plan check response, RFI's, etc... until you're paid current by your client.
3. Grow thick skin.
On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Michel Blangy <mblangy(--nospam--at)satco-inc.com>
is one I have been working on just this week:
wood shearwalls each 1,000# of uplift force will require 10x that in weight
of concrete for the purpose of designing the anchor.
I have been compiling a list of structural engineering rules of
thumb. The list is far from complete so I wanted to get some input from
the group to see if anyone has their own list they would like to share.
You can send it to me directly if you like.
Included already are some of the rules of thumb from Ruddy/Ioannides for
steel and Fanella for concrete.
You can find the rules of thumb at the following link:
Structural Engineering Rules of