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Our legal brethren are not amused. 

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Via iPhone 3G

On May 20, 2011, at 11:30 AM, "T. William \(Bill\) Allen, S.E." <Bill(--nospam--at)AllenDesigns.com> wrote:

> I'll help:
> 
> Seismic Design
> 1. Preliminary Design
> 1.1. Choose any rational base shear coefficient between 0.1 and 0.4g.
> 1.2. Choose any rational vertical distribution including but not limited to
> rectangular and inverted triangular.
> 1.3. Choose any rational horizontal distribution including but not limited
> to rigid diaphragm analysis and flexible diaphragm analysis.
> 1.4. Design structural elements accordingly ensuring stability at maximum
> loading.
> 2. Final Design
> 2.1. Provide (i.e., design and detail) a continuous load path from roof to
> foundation verifying all connections.
> 2.2. Go to the jobsite and verify all the design elements are installed as
> they were designed.
> 
> End of section.
> 
> 
> T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #S2607)
> 
> ALLEN DESIGNS
> Consulting Structural Engineers
>        32302 Camino Capistrano, #206
>         San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
>    V (949) 248-8588.F (949) 209-2509
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc] 
> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 8:48 AM
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Subject: Re: Any Of You Folks Need A Writer?
> 
> Probably end up sounding the same. That's about lawyers not engineers,
> architects or constructors. 
> 
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> Via iPhone 3G
> 
> On May 20, 2011, at 8:49 AM, "Garner, Robert" <rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Bill,
>> 
>> Please help write our various building codes!!  I need say no more.
>> 
>> Best wishes for your success, however.
>> 
>> Bob Garner
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc] 
>> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:17 PM
>> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>> Subject: Any Of You Folks Need A Writer?
>> 
>> Still flailing about trying to figure how to order my life 
>> post-engineering. FWIW, I took eleven credit hours this past semester 
>> and received a 3.7 GPA (German and a History seminar).
>> 
>> Anyway, I was talking to one of my "new" professors who mentioned that 
>> one advantage Liberal Arts folks have over...well, just about everyone 
>> else, is their ability to construct a coherent written sentence in 
>> English, and string several such sentences together to make a paragraph, 
>> etc.
>> 
>> It just so happens that my last GRE Verbal score, from back in 2006, was 
>> in the 99th Percentile for all people taking the test that year. That is 
>> to say, I am far, far above average insofar as my verbal and writing 
>> ability are concerned.
>> 
>> So, how about it? Anyone out there need some help with formulating 
>> reports or other documents using the Queen's English (or the American 
>> variant thereof)? How about EDITING such? Proofreading, correcting, 
>> advising as to content, etc.? Obviously it helps that I am well-versed 
>> in the engineering lingo as well as having that rare ability for an 
>> engineer, of being able to use non-mathematical syntax.
>> 
>> Give me a holler if I can help. I work cheap, you know. I pretty much 
>> have to.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Bill Polhemus (still) P.E.
>> 
>> (P.S. Hopefully soon I can lend a hand in the German language as well! 
>> Heh-heh!)
>> 
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