Monday, June 29, 2009

RE: Dallas Cowboys roof collapse

Not to excuse the behaviour, but this company is NOT an engineering company.  They are a pre-fab building company that happens to have an engineering department.  This certainly does not excuse such stuff, but it can explain it.  After all, if you have a bunch on non-engineering suits calling the shots and whose goal is to sell more buildings at lower cost and more profit, then I can see how engineering can be forced into a back seat (if any seat) in such a situation.  Does not make it right by any means, but there are a lot of things in this world that are not right.
Adrian, MI

From: Andrew Kester []
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 10:48 AM
Subject: re: Dallas Cowboys roof collapse

WOW, amazing article, scary stuff... You just expect better from an engineering company, we are not financiers blowing smoke up each others @$$ because eventually you will get caught (often by gravity), and instead of just bankrupting people and sending the economy into a tailspin, people get hurt and die.