Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Build to Earthquake Building Codes in U.S., Regardless of Location

January 19th, 2010.

Given all the seismic fault lines in the United States (Ramapo, New Madrid, San Andreas, etc.), all buildings should be built in accordance with earthquake building codes, regardless of the building's location. Given the cost to do anything in the modern world, there is no excuse for any portion of the U.S. not to build in accordance with the generally accepted earthquake building safety standards.

I would suggest not buying any house or structure that is not built in accordance with these earthquake building codes - if such a purchase choice was an option.
AVT / Adam Trotter

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lethality of Typical Engineering Jobs in the United States…..

January 16th, 2010

I often wonder why it seems that if one were inclined to pursue engineering-type employment in the United States that the vast majority of all the available engineering jobs in the U.S. require the engineer to endeavor on projects, systems, and devices that are ultimately intended to kill or harm others – regardless of any potentially just cause for the invocation of the lethal devices.
AVT / Adam Trotter