Expose nationwide building scandal, force proper criminal investigation & accountability & change broken building code enforcement system! http://www.MajorStructuralDefect.com
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Structures are allowed to go up with major structural defects (MSD) because guys in the lumber yard (non-engineers) have access to truss design software and are basically the ones designing the truss placement guide (the FIRST STEP) in the truss design process for trusses up to 120 ft spans. Professional Engineers of Ontario warned of a problem in the truss industry in a 2007 letter to the Ontario Building Officials Association but nothing was done to properly investigate and stop this from happening over and over again. One truss sales rep (non-engineer) admitted to having done "hundreds of scissor truss jobs all framed the same way) using truss engineering software found in HUNDREDS of truss manufacturing facilities in North America. Regulators/enforcement bodies knew of problems and rather than addressing them, in my opinion, they did all they could to hide these issues from the public! Forensic engineers in US are also seeing problems with trusses failing more than expected and with design and/or undersizing of trusses. This is not only a public safety issue (i.e., protection of life AND property) but an issue that can impact the integrity of financial markets (i.e., via mortgages, insurance policies, mortgage-backed securities, etc.). There is NOT one law for "the public" and another for "public servants". Public servants who knew of this and kept silent need to be held accountable and the entire truss design process needs to be overhauled for public safety and powerful engineers (who help set national standards in the truss industry) who sealed truss drawings should not be allowed to "walk" by "kangaroo courts" which impose liability without hearing a single comment and/or question in what is supposed to be a trial!
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