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Re: CE or SE - No Arguments, just need some advice!

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Is there an architect in your area that you've worked with who can be in
'responsible charge' and for whom you can do this effort under a sub-contract?

Lew Midlam, PE

wish wrote:
> Thanks to all for your comments. After consideration I decided to pass on
> the work. I called the only other SE that is active in the valley (Palm
> Springs area) and he agreed with the majority of you. He was unable to help
> the client because he was the plan check agency for the city that the
> hospital was located. This was a conflict of interest which prevented him
> for accepting the work. He recommended another engineer, but this SE is
> approximately one hundred miles away and would most likely send one of his
> staff (a CE) to evaluate the project.
> I informed the client of my decision. He informed me that the building,
> although on the same property as the hospital, was not an OSHPD structure
> but was part of the medical center. The client is an OSHPD inspector and
> felt that this was not a problem for a CE. I told him that I would check
> back with the group and notify him tomorrow of the general concensus.
> So! The issue is a building that is not considered part of the hospital,
> resides on the same plot of land, but is considered a general medical
> office.  Any suggestions??????
> Dennis