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In a message dated 5/17/99 1:08:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
pfeather(--nospam--at) writes:

<< On the other hand, if non-engineers want to spend countless hours of their
 time attempting to perform engineering, who cares!  They cannot stamp the
 results and bestow professional blessing upon them. >>

Paul, this is not true. Any architect can produce a structural set and use 
his authority or stamp to pass it through for permit. It is true in 
California and I'm sure most other states. The only restriction is placed on 
the Architect by the building official but the code does allow them this 
In California and especially in residential construction, the creates for 
some really big blunders at the expense of the public.