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- From: Neil Moore <nmoore(--nospam--at)spider.lloyd.com>
- Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 20:01:16 -0800 (PST)
>I need some opinions regarding a field matter. >I specified 20 GA steel decking to span 8 ft with 4 1/2 " light weight >concrete. Th contractor changed the direction of steel decking without >consulting me and spanned it 12 feet without shoring one area. It deflected and >buckled out (?)about 8x12 feet, so he called me to fixed it. What do you think: >1- Adding a beam under the deflected area which is deformed, but it is very strong ? (?) >2- Remove the deformed (roof) decking and replace it with new one and pour new concrete? > >Thanks in advance > >Dave A. P.E. Dave: Make him redo the section, i.e., remove it and replace it correctly. And make him pay for your time. We might also discuss any inspections some people should have been doing, but you may not have any control over that. You might also discuss the situation with the local building official, but that might not do you any good either. Either way, hang in there; try to be diplomatic but firm. Bottom line, you are the engineer of record and will be around for a long time. A contractor like this might only be around another year. Neil Moore, S.E. who in a former life was a resident engineer and rejected lot's of stuff.
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