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I would make the contractor responsible. Have the contractor take away the
home depo enclosure and build according to your plans. Otherwise, I would
analyze the as built condition and charge for field visit to observe the
as-built condition and office hours for engineering work. I don't think it
is a waste of time and money.
Karim Hosseinzadeh, SE
> From: Kenneth  Tarlow <k.tarlow(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: HELP
> Date: Thursday, April 08, 1999 3:09 PM
> I am finishing a project with OSHPOD.  The contractor had to build an
> enclosure for a piece of mecjhanical equiptment.  Unfortunately, instead
> following the plans he decided to buy an enclosure from Home Depot.
> The enclosure weighs all of 80 lbs.  The Structural Engineer for OSHPOD,
> Hitler, wants me to calculate the strength of the different elements of
> the enclosure, verify that the enclosure meets the code requiements (roof
> load etc..), and also provide anchorage.
> I believe this enclosure should be treated like any other peice of
> furnature.  Calculating the anchorage is no problem, but the rest is a
> of time and money.
> Who can I appeal to.  This is crazy.
> Ken Tarlow