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For legal reasons, I recommend 10 years plus 1 day.  However, for
practical reasons (future work), I recommend forever.  This is not cost
prohibitive if you 
use mini-warehouses or an archiving service.

Stan Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when
sought after directly.  It always comes as a by-product
of providing a useful service.                  ... Henry Ford

>From: 	W. Gray Hodge[SMTP:hda(--nospam--at)]
>Sent: 	Thursday, February 12, 1998 1:42 PM
>To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)
>Subject: 	Maintenance of Records
>Does anyone have an opinion about how long an office should keep 
>different types of records.  That is, how long should we keep such items 
>as calculations, shop drawings, record drawings, correspondence files, 
>financial records, etc. for each project?  We have recently moved, and 
>we're about to drown in our own paper!