The Milo Ketchum Archive Guestbook

Thank you for visiting The Milo Ketchum Archive. This page previously was a place for you to leave messages for others to read, and to read what others have said.

But more recently it has turned into one big SPAM magnet. A place where web site operators would drop links to their own web sites - very often with nude pictures - presumably so that they would get higher page rankings in Google or other search engines. Because of that, I have now (25 March 2003) SHUT DOWN the submit feature.

Please read what others have had to write, but you can no longer ADD your own message.

Douglas Adams said: Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of.
Douglas Said <>
Italy - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 13:23:35 (GMT)
I had the good fortune of having Mr. Ketchum as an instructor at the University of Connecticut during the early 1970's. The course on concrete was perhaps the most meaningful instruction I received relating to practical application of design methods.
Barry H. Welliver <>
Draper, UT USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 15:10:46 (GMT)
A wonderful exploration of shells that seem to need lightweight materials. I'd be interested in knowing the lifetime of the concrete shells in the presence of salt sprays, and how do they tolerate corrosion during deterioration. I love discovering great designs and learning about the challenges to build these outstanding structures. Thank you for the time you take to maintain this architectural history. It would be nice to view new applications as the years ensue.
Donna Mae Baukat <>
Orange, CA USA - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 15:52:25 (GMT)
I have just gotten a copy of Milo Ketchum's STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS HANDBOOK and man does it blow my mind. I got it to look for some good bridge designs as i am entering a bridge building competition and need some real help. Mark i need help please contact me.
Joshua Cook <francisand>
shurugwi, midlands zimbabwe - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 21:21:16 (GMT)
Yesterday I had occasion to to copy excerpts from a Milo Ketchum paper on the proper method of doing calculations into our company newsletter. Certain things needed saying and I have neither the eloquence nor the moral authority of Milo, so I borrowed both from him.
I really like the site. It's hard to leave the gems of widom.

Greg Luth <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 03:17:29 (GMT)
I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Smith PHD and in the meeeting a book of Milos was found very helpful...
I came home and hit the WEB , this site ,with Milos work and passages is wonderfull....!
I wish to allow his lead to guide my thoughts on buildings.
Thanks for the WEB SITES, MALCOLM

G. Malcolm Brown <>
Norwich, CT USA - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 04:24:27 (GMT)
As a cast-in-place underground house builder, this is by far the most exciting site I've encountered. I tried to get thin-shell information years ago. At last I have something to take back to the engineers. Earth loading will be substantially different but thin-shell seems an obvious answer. And it would solve the above-grade problems of thin-shell. Let me express my great gratitude for a wonderful site.
Tom Vincent <>
Charlottesville, Va. USA - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 11:36:52 (PDT)
I discovered your site and the essay "Tending the Furnace" while amusing myself searching on Urbana, IL using Google. I know where his house was. I lived on the edge of the Engineering Campus for many years walking my dogs between the buildings. It is a lovely campus and over the last fifteen years the engineering campus has had huge growth. I really enjoyed your father's stories. I will forward his site to my friend in the College of Engineering Development Office. Thanks. Joanne
Joanne Chester <>
Urbana, IL USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 06:09:16 (PDT)
Looking for information on ferrocement construction of housing. Not much out there. You have a very interesting site. Do you have ant idea where I canget info on ferrocement construction? Thanks Bob
S Robert McIntee <>
Lansdowne, Ontario Canada - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 15:07:16 (PST)
An extremely interesting insight, only visible to a sensitive or artistic civil engineer, the view of Gibraltar from the south east as possibly being both Pillars of Hercules. I wish he were still here, so I could thank him for the insight.
William Serfaty <>
Gibraltar, Gibraltar - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 06:49:04 (PST)
Your stories about your family during our trip in China, especially about your father, led me to this portion of your web site. The content is very interesting, stimulating, and is a tribute to your father, the world of ideas, and the Ketchum tradition of educating. Too bad his memoirs are so brief but brevity can be its own virtue. Any writings from his father, or other ancestors of interest?
Rob <>
Oakland, XCA - Friday, December 01, 2000 at 23:17:27 (PST)
Worked at KKBNA from October of 84-December of 85. Amazing experience. Milo was the nicest, kindest person there.
Betsy Baxendale <>
Aurora, CO 80012 - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 16:24:16 (PST)
I worked for Ketchum, Konkel, Barrett, Nickel and Austin from 1972 to 1979. I was just looking for an old friend from KKBNA and found the Milo Ketchum site.
Martin Phillips <>
- Friday, September 01, 2000 at 13:19:53 (PDT)
Marvellously created site. Loved being here. Intend to keep returning and referring. Thanks! Sukhad
Sukhad Keshkamat <>
Nuvem-Salcete,Goa, India - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 09:26:37 (PDT)
I'm a student from israel that making a work on shells and your site is the biggest and the richer site i have found on the web. thank you and i will come to visit agine and will tell all my friends on it !!!!!
ramat-hashron, israel - Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 02:48:18 (PDT)
Milo asked me to take care of his web site, and to try and do some of the things with it that we had talked about. So I created this "Archive". My plan is to add more material as I find it, and this Guestbook is one way for visitors to contribute. Don't be shy! If you have something to write about Milo, or about his Father Milo Sr. please do.
Mark Ketchum <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 22:27:19 (PST)

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