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Re: Berkeley Balcony Collapse

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Shocking that a developer thinks hang steel is an unnecessary expense and 
wood is fine . As long as it doesn't get wet . Well no $@&! That is why we 
are talking about this and why people died!

Steel is not that expensive and cheaper than repairs or worst case failures. 
 Of course it is no substitute for good water management practices, but it's 
 a good belt and suspenders approach.

On Jul 30, 2015, at 9:44 AM, Kavsak, Paul M. <kavsakpm(--nospam--at)> 
> wrote: 
> Chuck,
> Maybe now things will start to happen, at least in California:
> <>
> Paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
> Behalf Of Chuck Utzman Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2015 11:43 AM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Berkeley Balcony Collapse
> Andrew
> I'm a little disappointed that you didn't know that this a nationwide 
> problem. The same problem exists everywhere thanks to the ICBO's incompetence. 
> Building officials don't give waterproofing any attention because the Code 
> doesn't tell them to. Developers build to the Code, and that shouldn't be 

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