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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: building permits
- From: sscholl2(--nospam--at)juno.com
- Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 09:34:27 -0800
I recommend that the engineer not be a party to extensive construction being done without a permit because the engineer will become a party to illegal action and become very vulnerable to litigation which could come from several fronts: a disgruntled owner, tenants who find some fault or from the agency if they find out about it. It could easily result in suspension of the engineer's license.] Stan Scholl, P.E., FASCE On Wed, 13 Dec 2000 13:55:37 -0800 "scottk" <scottk(--nospam--at)woodcompositesengr.com> writes: > How should an engineer deal with a very large structural retrofit > project > that requires his/her nearly continuous on-side inspection during > construction, when the client and contractor have no intention of > obtaining > a building permit or interacting with the local building department? > > In the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC, based on the 1997 > UBC), they > actually print sections from the Oregon Revised Statutes. The one > of > interest regarding my question is: ?ORS 455.450 - A person shall > not engage > in or procure, aid, or abet any other person to engage in any > conduct or > activity for which a permit...is required by any specialty > code...without > first having obtained such a permit...? (Section 103 of the 1998 > OSSC). > > Would the continuous on-site inspection provided by the engineer > violate > rules/law/code/ethics? > > The engineer in question is a relative new PE without the benefit of > having > experienced PE?s in the office to provide guidance. > > Thank you very much for your responses. > > Scott M. Kent, P.E. > Quality Manager > Wood Science & Technology Institute > 6300 SW Reservoir Avenue > Corvallis, OR 97333 > T: (541) 929-9784 > F: (541) 929-3694 > email: scottk(--nospam--at)woodcompositesengr.com > > >
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