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  Topic: Hotel in hualien taiwan before and after today's earthquake
Hemalmodi

Replies: 13
Views: 4928

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:05 pm   Subject: We are engineers and we can design better ....
I have to disagree on this one...

With all due respect... soft story is definitely something we should avoid, but we can also design for it with extra care. California has been pushing the soft st ...
  Topic: ethics in structural design and construction
Hemalmodi

Replies: 141
Views: 57002

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:32 pm   Subject: easier said than done...
The only bright side is the ongoing discussion.

I thought the BHUJ earthquake will bring PE license requirement with the increased awareness and more stringent requirements at the plan check level ...
  Topic: ethics in structural design and construction
Hemalmodi

Replies: 141
Views: 57002

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:51 pm   Subject: Act of GOD !!
I really appreciate that some of you are speaking up while it is only the "Act of GOD" that has prevented a major catastrophe.

It is about time we create "Structural Engineering Ass ...
  Topic: Series of earthquakes hit Ecuador
Hemalmodi

Replies: 14
Views: 7253

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:25 pm   Subject: Series of earthquakes hit Ecuador
It just sends a chill down my spine when I try to imagine the scenario of that magnitude earthquake in a densely populated Delhi or Kolkata region.

We should learn from mistakes or be prepared to f ...
  Topic: Earthquake jolts Delhi, adjoining areas
Hemalmodi

Replies: 25
Views: 10096

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:48 pm   Subject: Please focus...
I can't emphasize enough...
We have limited resources and volunteers, if any.

I really urge the moderators and senior members to form a task committee and approach the law makers and talk about ma ...
  Topic: Earthquake jolts Delhi, adjoining areas
Hemalmodi

Replies: 25
Views: 10096

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:03 pm   Subject: Re: Earthquake jolts Delhi, adjoining areas
I hope this brings more attention to public safety and the need for good structural engineers in building India... Not sure how much damage and how many more lives need to be lost before we put public ...
  Topic: Flyover Collapse in Kolkata
Hemalmodi

Replies: 92
Views: 53106

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:15 pm   Subject: Re: Flyover collapse - kolkata
I have my sympathies for the site engineer as he is the smallest cog in the giant wheel. But if you are trying to argue that he didn't have an alternative then I think its his job responsibility to no ...
  Topic: Why People do not prefer civil engineering field ?
Hemalmodi

Replies: 11
Views: 9069

PostForum: Speak Out Box   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:55 am   Subject: Why People do not prefer civil engineering field ?
I have to agree with Abhishek and it is understandable why a company requires a 3 year bond.

However, my pet peeve and the real reason for the low salaries has always been the lack of unity among ...
  Topic: Flyover Collapse in Kolkata
Hemalmodi

Replies: 92
Views: 53106

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:50 pm   Subject: Flyover Collapse in Kolkata
Agreed !!
We all appreciate the input from these active members and its good to see a serious discussion on these topics with a hope that design and QA/QC will get the attention they deserve. And my ...
  Topic: Flyover Collapse in Kolkata
Hemalmodi

Replies: 92
Views: 53106

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:13 pm   Subject: Fight in name of God while the rest of the world competes to build the next big thing!
I can totally agree with Mr. Prabhakar, that it was a definitely an unusual and potentially an undersized connection. Member design is relatively easy though tapered sections need a lot of checks and ...
 
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