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Old 08-29-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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ANY town or city has bad things about it.. And Vegas is no worse or better than many cities out there....
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and say you are just being curious.
Because you were offering an opinion on a structural engineering topic, I'd have hoped you were a structural engineer, in which case I would have asked you several questions about the fiasco.

Yes, I read all the newspaper accounts -- but journalists are rarely engineers; they usually rely upon press releases written by non-engineers, and sometimes interviews which are given by communications people who also are not engineers.

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Old 08-29-2017, 04:35 PM
 
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Because you were offering an opinion on a structural engineering topic, I'd have hoped you were a structural engineer, in which case I would have asked you several questions about the fiasco.

Yes, I read all the newspaper accounts -- but journalists are rarely engineers; they usually rely upon press releases written by non-engineers, and sometimes interviews which are given by communications people who also are not engineers.
Actually read some of the stuff at the time that got loose in the trade press or legal sources. Nothing that would resemble a true engineering study but enough to be reasonably sure there were contrary opinions and some matters of fact that were never explained. To wit - the builders consultants agreed that the building needed to come down...but apparently because of concrete removed in the investigation. And that is hard to believe...that they actually busted up enough concrete to threaten the building.

I think it clear the building was badly built. Almost the worst thing was the quality guys faked their inspections for periods of months. So no one knew what was actually built. That alone is almost enough to justify taking the building down.

I am an EE not an ME and certainly not a structures guy...though I do understand the basics. And it was a really grand screw up on the part of almost everyone.
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