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- To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: Duplication of others work.
- From: "Chance, Acie P." <acie_chance(--nospam--at)wdi.disney.com>
- Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 08:39:55 -0700
Ernie I must be a dirty dog also. I have used details that do what I want from all the engineering companies I have worked for without regard to whom I am working for now. If the company I am currently working for has a standard sheet then the "duplicated" end up on the nonstandard details. Is it wrong or unethical to use details I developed in one office in a nother office when I change jobs ? If it is the best solution it should be used. You may need to redraw it on the new companies paper. > ---------- > From: ErnieNSE(--nospam--at)aol.com[SMTP:ErnieNSE(--nospam--at)aol.com] > Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 8:12 PM > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org > Subject: Re: Duplication of others work. > > I'm not sure what kind of details cannot be duplicated and what can be > considered typical that almost everybody uses. > > I've worked for five different engineering firms in the first 10 years of > working and I've been working by myself the last ten years. I have > compiled a > lot of structural details( typical and special), foundation and framing > plans, > and structural notes and specifications during my early years of gaining > experience. And I still keep a file of new and interesting details and > other > structural ideas even up to now whenever I see somebody else's plan. The > typical details and structural notes I've seen from my previous employers > and > from countless other plans of other engineers are pretty much the same or > very > similar. Special details for a particular condition varies from engineer > to > engineer and I usually get ideas from these details and create my own. > Some > times, if a detail seems perfect to me that I cannot improve on it, use > the > same detail. I don't copy it and paste it on my plans. I redraw it. Even > the > way foundation and framing plans are drawn, I keep on changing my style if > I > see one that I feel is an improvement on my present style. > > I guess I'm guilty of illegal duplication other's work. But how about the > other engineers? If ten or more engineers uses the same details on their > respective jobs, who copied from whom? Is it OK to copy some details but > not > all? > > I didn't feel guilty when I was using the same details and plans that I've > seen used by other engineers(until now). I thought that these plans and > details are typical or standard in the structural engineering industry and > can > be used by any engineer in his own work. What I feel was illegal or > unethical > is the indiscriminate duplication of plans and details without reviewing > if it > applies to their project, or modifying it to improve and conform with > their > project. > > I want to know if other engineers don't use a detail they have seen on > another > set of plans even if they see a perfect one for their job that they cannot > think of any modification. Or if they see a foundation and framing plan > presentation that they feel is very good and they want to use exactly the > same > presentation.... > > Ernie Natividad > > > >
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