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- From: "Bill Sherman" <SHERMANWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com>
- Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 19:30:09 +0500
Ken Agee wrote: > This is my understanding of Texas law; correct me if I am wrong: > > A PE engineers a residential structure for an architect. The PE > provides calculations and completely details the structure with > sketches. The architect prepares the drawings and the PE stamps > the drawings after a thorough review and backcheck. This is considered > illegal plan stamping. > > Another architect prepares residential plans without input from a PE > and a contractor builds the structure based on UBC Conventional > provisions, or some other standard. This is not illegal, and in fact, > encouraged. Stan Caldwell responded: > Your statements above are correct. The first paragraph describes an > illegal activity, and the second does not. Stan, how do you interpret the first activity as illegal? If the PE has his own engineering business and is licensed in Texas, then in effect the architect has hired the engineering business to perform the design. If the engineer provides sketches to the architect and backchecks the drafting, then in effect the engineer has contracted for drafting services but has not given up engineering control. I don't see the illegality here. I haven't read Texas Senate Bill 623, but the September Texas PE Newsletter does not appear to describe why the first item above would be illegal.
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