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Unless specifically stated as a deliverable in your contract/agreement, I
believe that is your decision....

jim
----- Original Message -----
From: Nels Roselund <n.roselund(--nospam--at)worldnet.att.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 9:06 AM
Subject: Release of Calcs.


> A client has asked for a copy of my structural calculations.  I never give
> my calculations to anyone except the Building Department, as required by
> law.
>
> I have had clients to whom I have delivered my calcs and drawings so that
> the client could file them with an application for a Building Permit, and
> I'm sure some of them have made copies of the calcs while they were in
their
> hands -- I haven't made a fuss about that since I really don't know.
> However, if I explicitly give my calcs to someone, it implies that I think
> they have a use for them.
>
> No one has a use for my calcs but me -- they are a partial record, for my
> use, of my design and decision making process; they are in shorthand and
not
> a complete record of my decision making process.  They are not necessarily
> precise, or even accurate -- depending on what I feel is called for on a
> particular matter.  The calcs are not edited for clarity to be clearly
> understood by others.  They are certain to be misinterpreted, and are
> subject to misuse.
>
> My client says that he has never had an engineer refuse to give him the
> calculations for a project.
>
> What do you think?
>
> Nels Roselund
> Structural Engineer
>
>
>
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