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- From: "Bill Sherman" <SHERMANWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com>
- Date: 10 Sep 98 15:14:54 -0400
Mike Zaitz wrote: >What is considered the minimum standard of care? The definition that I have seen is extremely vague. < I agree - I think this is a serious weakness in current contract language - there are many differing interpretations as to what "standard of care" really means. >My opinion is that if you are designing a structure, you are designing/detailing it so it can be built without any extra expertise (excluding specialty engineering such as wood trusses, etc.) < In general I agree - unless additional engineering is specifically called for in the contract documents. For example, I often specify fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) structures to be designed by others since properties can vary by manufacturer. >... There are numerous items missing on the contract documents ... I don't think that the engineer did his job on this project and we are worried about any potential liability from doing our shop drawings. Any thoughts? < Sounds like you have reasonable concerns. You should start by asking questions of the PE who stamped the drawings about the missing details. Normally the contract documents should either show the details or provide requirements as to how to obtain the details. You should not detail connections unless requirements and responsibilities are very clearly defined.
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