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- From: "Bill Sherman" <SHERMANWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com>
- Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:09:11 +0500
Lew Midlam wrote: > Using the pre-engineered building analogy again, this would be asking me to > design the anchor bolts for the building. I've yet to have a pre-engineered > building designer not design the anchor bolts. Last year I received a submittal from a pre-engineered building manufacturer (nationally known) with a note on the submittal stating that they are not responsible for anchor bolt design. Although they tried to get out of it, luckily my specifications clearly stated that they must size the anchor bolts and I eventually got them to do it. However, I do take responsibility for determining depth of embedment of anchor bolts and any hairpin reinforcement. I usually do a preliminary analysis of the expected building arrangement and show minimum anchor bolt embedments and design foundation reactions on the drawings. I also specify that the Contractor is responsible for any foundation changes required due to alternate designs. I then review the submitted building reactions during shop drawing review to confirm they meet my design. (As a side note, the Contractor installed embedded anchor bolts based on preliminary unapproved shop drawings and the final anchor bolt arrangement changed, requiring the Contractor to do remedial work.) Regarding wood roof trusses, I currently have a project in coastal Texas where I specified the roof, including hurricane anchors, to be designed by a PE hired by the Contractor, with PE stamped drawings to be submitted for review. Earlier this month, the building department asked where the details of the roof are - I responded with a reference to the spec section identifying the design requirements. I haven't heard back from them yet, so we'll see how it goes.
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