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- To: "seaoc(--nospam--at)power.net" <seaoc(--nospam--at)power.net>, Bill Sherman <SHERMANWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com>
- Subject: [SEAOC] RE: [SEAOC] Quality in Engineering - checking
- From: "Cooper, Tom" <Cooper(--nospam--at)pbworld.com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 08:15:00 -0400
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Very detailed for bridges. A complete independent check - not review - is required. The analysis is redone - often with different software as required by some codes. Every detail, every connection, every dimension is checked. Licensed engineers are generally used but unlicensed engineers, under the supervision of a licensed engineer, are acceptable for simple or common structures. This is all outside of course any review done by the owner. In the case of Caltrans, their review for consultant designs often includes the comparison of calculations between the designer and checker as well as a general review of the plans for consistency with their standards. Independent reviews and approval of design concepts for all state owned (and many locally owned) bridges is carried out by a panel of experienced, licensed engineers from different functional groups - Design, Construction, Maintenance, Hydraulics, Specifications, Aesthetics (architects) & various applicable technical committees. Reviews of the final design are also carried out by these same groups. ---------- From: Bill Sherman To: seaoc(--nospam--at)power.net Subject: [SEAOC] Quality in Engineering - checking Date: Thursday, September 19, 1996 1:01AM Here's a topic for discussion, relating to quality in engineering: To what extent do you have your design's checked independently by another engineer? Are your calculations checked independently by another engineer (licensed or unlicensed)? How detailed is the check (number by number, cursory review, etc.)? Are your drawings/details checked? Do you have an independent review done of your design concept by another professional engineer? Is detailed checking cost effective? Do your contracts with clients define the required level of quality control/ level of checking required? How does competition affect the level of checking? Is the playing field level when it comes to effort spent on checking? ... ***** * This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers Association of * California (SEAOC) email server. To subscribe (no fee) to the list, send * email to seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org and in the subject of the message type * subscribe. Please leave the body of the message blank. To Unsubscribe, * send email to seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org and in the subject of the message type * Unsubscribe. Please leave the body of the message blank. For questions, * send email to seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org. Remember, any email you send to the * list is free to public and maybe reposted without your permission. * Make sure you visit our web site at: http://www.seaoc.org/seaoc. ******** * ...
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