From: "T. Eric Gillham PE" <teric(--nospam--at)gk2guam.com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 10:32:44 +1000
*** Not sure if specific topic has been
covered before, but a quick search of the archives didn't turn up
I would like some opinions on the stamping
of so called "pre-engineered" metal buildings, particularly in the case where
the manufacturer does not have a registered engineer in the locale where the
building will be constructed.
My take on it is that there are no "pre"
engineered structures --> all buildings are (or should be) engineered, it is
only a question of who does the design work. If it were possible to
pre-engineer a building, then one could have a "pre"-engineered 40 storey R/C
SMRF building, not just a 1 storey metal frame building.
Does anyone have any comments, preferably
experience based, as to how their local building depts handle such structures
that are not stamped by an engineer licensed in their juridiction? Do the
manufacturer's just get the plans rubber stamped (not an option for our office),
or is some sort of exception made for that class of structure? Or are ALL
structures considered to be subject to the same rules and regs?