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RE: Threshold For Structural Engineering

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In Florida all building above certain square footage and stories are
required to be inspected by a threshold inspector.  The exact size of the
building (height, foot print) can be found form the local buildign
department.  The buidling does not have to be a hurricane shelter or
essential facility.

William Keil <WJK(--nospam--at)> on 09/03/99 04:33:29 AM

Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)

 To:      "'seaint(--nospam--at)'" <seaint(--nospam--at)>           
 cc:      (bcc: Niaz A. Nazir/EQE)                            
 Subject: RE: Threshold For Structural Engineering            

I don't know if this is what you were looking for, but I hope it helps:

My experience in Florida leads me to believe that the building requires
threshold inspection by a registered threshold inspector if it is
as an essential facility or a designated hurricane shelter.  All other
structures are not required to be inspected by a registered threshold

My experience in New York City required certified inspections by a
registered inspection company for certain aspects of construction such as
building stability, high-strength bolting, subgrade for foundations,
concrete materials, and welding.

William J. Keil, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Russ [mailto:rruss(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 6:06 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Threshhold For Structural Engineering

The Louisiana Board is drafting policy to define minimum threshholds of
construction before an engineer's seal is required. I was asked about what
should be a minimum threshhold for structural engineering.

What are other states doing? What is the minimum threshhold before a
structural engineer gets involved? Is it based on type of construction,
span, etc.?

I appreciate your input.

Randy Russ, P.E.
Russ Engineering
Baton Rouge, La.