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In a message dated 8/21/98 4:51:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com writes:

<< Some things are so critically important that a contractor should not be 
 charged with the responsibility of designing it.  We all know that the 
 contractor will have the design done by the low bidder and to the absolute 
 minimum cost and will submit the design for review and approval/acceptance to
 the person that assigned him/her the task of providing design, namely you.
 
 If the debris shelter is inadequate and someone gets hurt or killed, you can 
 rest assured that the contractor will point the finger at you because you,
 
 a. Did not specify adequate loads.
 
 b. Reviewed and approved/accepted the submitted design.
 
 c. Did not reject the submitted design.
 
 If you want to avoid responsibility entirely, then let the contractor 
 structurally design the building and everything associated with it.
 
 A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
 Tucson, Arizona
  >>


Well stated.  

Ron Roberts