Christmas 2007




This is the last Christmas card we sent out (so far). Since '07, we've put a "Happy Holidays" cartoon and message in our December eNews and mailed "Happy New Year" cards.





Just Sign Here

It's amazing the ridiculously unfair contract terms some companies try to demand that their consultants and subs agree to - things like:
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"[insert your name here] shall take all liability and be responsible for any and all costs for anything and everything bad that could possibly happen, even if it has nothing whatsoever to do with anything done by [insert your name here], blah blah blah ten pints of blood blah blah blah pound of flesh blah blah blah firstborn child blah blah blah hand over everything you own..."
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Shift His Weight

This is a little more "colorful" than I'm really comfortable with, but I can't take credit for the color. It was drawn for the July 2007 Wright e-news, but I couldn't come up with a caption (usually I have a caption in mind and then draw), so I decided to have a contest and ask readers to submit a caption. When I read the submittal from Las Vegas architect Jim Stroh, I knew we had a winner.
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I had envisioned the dark spot on the left as a hole in the ground. Jim saw it differently.
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Do It Yourself Engineering

No matter the project, if the goal is an economical design and the assurance that the building will actually work as intended, you should retain the services of a reputable architect and engineer. The relatively small price for quality design is money well spent.
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I've seen many well intentioned but seriously misguided souls willing to invest millions in their project, who believe they'll "save money" by having their nephew who took high school drafting draw the plans and then hiring the cheapest engineer they can find.
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For more on why cheap engineering is not cheap, click here.
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August 2007 Wright e-news

Bridge Experts

At the request of one of our student interns, Wright Engineers sponsored the UNLV civil engineering steel bridge team.
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May 2007 Wright e-news

Explode The Drawings

Fortunately our CAD systems have never been infected with a virus quite this severe.
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Request For Proposal

We are asked to propose a lot. As far as I know, no one in my office has misunderstood this badly.
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See It My Way


Sometimes on Friday afternoons I begin to get "eye trouble" - I just can't see staying at the office. If there are glasses to correct that particular vision problem, I don't want them.
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January 2007 Wright e-news