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Old November 22nd 04, 04:31 AM
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When the USCF Executive Board met for a board meeting in Crossville, Tenn., on
Sept. 24-25, 2004, it had the opportunity of meeting Philip D. Elmore of
ArchiStructures Inc., the local architect who designed the proposed new
building for the federation and showed drawings of the building and answered
questions.
What questions were asked of the architect and who asked them?
What were Mr. Elmore's answers? Were the proceedings tape-recorded?
Also, is the federation in possession of copies of the drawings of the
building? If so, who within the USCF has them?

George Mirijanian
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Old November 22nd 04, 05:54 AM
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What questions were asked of the architect and who asked them? What were Mr.
Elmore's answers? Were the proceedings tape-recorded? Also, is the federation
in possession of copies of the drawings of the
building? If so, who within the USCF has them? -- George Mirijanian

As Arnold Denker might say, "Silly boy."

The board won't even release their contract with Crossville, and you expect to
receive a rational answer to this question?
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Old November 22nd 04, 05:57 AM
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"Also, is the federation in possession of copies of the drawings of the
building? If so, who within the USCF has them?

(George Mirijanian)
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Don't worry about a thang, George. Lil' BessieMae Suggs, a 5th grader at the
Crooked Crick School done made a fine drawing of the Chess HQ building. It
shows smoke coming outta the chimney and Santa's reindeer and sleigh on the
roof. Santa looks a little like Neil Brennen.

Old Haasie
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Old November 22nd 04, 01:47 PM
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In article , Miriling says...

When the USCF Executive Board met for a board meeting in Crossville, Tenn., on
Sept. 24-25, 2004, it had the opportunity of meeting Philip D. Elmore of
ArchiStructures Inc., the local architect who designed the proposed new
building for the federation and showed drawings of the building and answered
questions.
What questions were asked of the architect and who asked them?
What were Mr. Elmore's answers? Were the proceedings tape-recorded?
Also, is the federation in possession of copies of the drawings of the
building? If so, who within the USCF has them?

George Mirijanian


After viewing the proposed construction site and the temporary space, members of
the EB walked over to the architect's office, viewed the plans and a model of
the building. I don't recall who asked what questions, but typical questions
covered estimated cost per square foot, how the design might be modified to
increase or decrease square footage, how the design fit with the parcel of land,
scalability, etc. The architect was also asked about other projects of a
similar size or scope that he had been involved with. In fact, we later took a
quick tour of one of those facilities, the Crossville City Hall, which is a
modern structure of somewhat comparable size with many of the same types of
features as the USCF building -- reception area, offices, meeting rooms,
storage, etc.

I do ont believe the proceedings were tape recorded, and I also do not know who
owns/has possession of the drawings.

Randy Bauer

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Old November 22nd 04, 11:00 PM
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Don't worry about a thang, George. Lil' BessieMae Suggs, a 5th grader at the
Crooked Crick School done made a fine drawing of the Chess HQ building. It
shows smoke coming outta the chimney and Santa's reindeer and sleigh on the
roof. Santa looks a little like Neil Brennen.

Old Haasie

Silly Haasie! That was not the chess HQ, that was the outhouse....No, wait!
It is the chess HQ AND the outhouse (sorta like what we have now.)

KJ




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Old November 24th 04, 03:29 AM
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Subject: What questions were asked in Crossville?

On 22 November 2004 Randy Bauer wrote in
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After viewing the proposed construction site and the temporary space, members
of
the EB walked over to the architect's office, viewed the plans and a model of
the building. I don't recall who asked what questions, but typical questions
covered estimated cost per square foot, how the design might be modified to
increase or decrease square footage, how the design fit with the parcel of
land,
scalability, etc. The architect was also asked about other projects of a
similar size or scope that he had been involved with. In fact, we later took
a
quick tour of one of those facilities, the Crossville City Hall, which is a
modern structure of somewhat comparable size with many of the same types of
features as the USCF building -- reception area, offices, meeting rooms,
storage, etc.

-snipped-

Randy Bauer


Is that the "new" Crossville City Hall that was plagued by construction

delays, triggering daily damages against the contractor, Milborn Construction,
which was working with the architect, Philip D. Elmore of Archistructures Inc.?
Asking the architect about other projects of similar size and scope his company
has done is one thing; finding about the history of these projects is another
thing. Did anybody on the EB ask the architect if he ever experienced any
construction delays from contractors he's worked with? I doubt that question
was ever asked. You should have asked him about the history of the Crossville
City Hall building project and how much that cost the city in delays.

George Mirijanian






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Old November 24th 04, 02:23 PM
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The architect used state prisoners and students from the Tennessee
Technology
Center as construction labor.


Are you saying that the architect was also the general contractor?



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