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"Duty" is a term of art, it usually means an obligation imposed by law.  
Public policy plays a big role in determining who has a duty to do what.  In 
a building construction  setting , there is a major publc policy to ensure 
the safety of the public.  By imposing such a duty on the structural engneer 
"in charge", it seems it is not an unreasonable burden on the engineering 
community considering the overwhelming benefit to the public safety in 
George Hakim
Civil/Structural engineer, Attorney at Law