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- From: "vicpeng" <vicpeng(--nospam--at)vtcg.com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 11:50:56 -0800
Approach often drives the mode, and result, of analyses. Wrong directions can result in correct arithmetic but wrong/poor results. A concept review will often ID these decision bifurcations. I think it is good QM to have the concept reviewed (either in-house or independent 3rd party) and selected items checked for accuracy etc. I think most practitioners do this anyway in one form or another. Similarly, I think it is good QM that the permit-issuing authority also does a cursory review for items that are within their scope (plan presentation and information-complete or not, etc). Final design and assembly is a "team" effort with each member delivering his/her expertise and product for amalgamation with the project intent. "Professional" snobbery may inhibit construction relationships. Thor Tandy P.Eng MCSCE Victoria BC Canada vicpeng(--nospam--at)vtcg.com -----Original Message----- From: Montgomery Griffiths <mgriffiths(--nospam--at)fwcse.com> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org> Date: Monday, February 01, 1999 11:29 AM 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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