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- From: "Horning, Dick/CVO" <dhorning(--nospam--at)CH2M.com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 12:33:24 -0700
Even doctors sometimes get a second opinion. Unless he can walk on water, I assert that even the best engineer (or doctor) can overlook something. The benefit of a review is as much in having a fresh, independent viewpoint as in catching a wrong calculation. OK. I'll yield the soapbox to someone else now. -----Original Message----- From: Montgomery Griffiths [SMTP:mgriffiths(--nospam--at)fwcse.com] Sent: Monday, February 01, 1999 11:22 AM To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' Subject: RE: Stamping Calculations Are we still professionals if we need someone to always check our work? I mean to say, perhaps the problem is not enough time (read money) to do a proper job. Do doctors or attorneys need their work independently checked before they can do their thing?. Should they? Typically no, they are considered professionals and as such, they are trusted to practice their profession with the judgement and skill they supposedly are proven to have (by education and exam). Are mistakes in structural engineering more critical than a physician in surgery? In some ways I would say yes. But really, if we (structural engineers) cannot be trusted to competently design structures without needing some else to perform a complete review of all that we did, I wonder if being a S.E. (or a P.E. for that matter) really means anything, or if structural engineering is really a "practice" Just a thought. What do you guys think? Monte Griffiths, S.E.
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