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Re: BORPELS and residential room additions-the more to it

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In a message dated 97-09-12 15:22:53 EDT, you write:

<< This does sound too contrived and appears to have much more to it. >>



This is definitely not contrived and is scheduled for hearing in Nov..  The
civil engineer in question feels this is so rediculus he does not mind others
knowing but i feel i should still keep his name confidential , i would ask
others that may know of him to do the same and not mention names . Borpels
has an attorney representing them. This has been a 4 year process to this
stage by BORPELS.
      The more to it is there was a lawsuit when the contractor quit in
1987and the contractor was found liable ( but not the engineer ) . The owner
tried to get revenge by using BORPELS and has been successful as the civil
engineer has spent over $100,000 on legal fees and his own experts. The civil
engineer already has letters from four local engineers who do residential
work as well as two local building officials testifying to the quality of the
work. One structural engineer,  who the civil engineer recently hired, even
completely recalculated the job for verification. ( the borpels expert SE
never performed any independant calcs but instead wrote a report  on why the
calcs were wrong for things like not reducing nail values 20% since the civil
engineer should have known ( 1987 ) they would use box nails instead of
commons in the field  therefore he is negligent and incompetent). 

     Tom Harris , SE
     Thousand Oaks, CA