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Gerard,

	We're not required to submit calculations in Canada either.

	You're right about overdesign especially where fee competition is
involved.  But I've never seen serious underdesign by a professional
engineer.

				Regards,

				H. Daryl Richardson

Gerard Madden wrote:
> 
> No calculations required in TX, OK, LA, AR,MO,KS,GA,NC, MI ??? That explains why there is no plan check in Texas !
> 
> This seems very very bad ....  I hope the New Madrid fault is dormant for a long time to come.
> 
> Seems like someone could very easily abuse this system and generate under-designed or grossly overdesigned structures.
> 
> -gerard
> 
> >>> dparsons(--nospam--at)msc-engineers.com 06/12/01 02:55PM >>>
> 
> Paul Feather wrote:
> 
> > Here in the US we submit full copies of the design calculations with the
> > construction drawings.
> 
> Not everywhere in the US.  I have never had to submit calculations here in
> Texas, nor in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Georgia, North
> Carolina, or  Michigan.
> 
> I would suggest contacting the local building official to determine the permit
> requirements.
> 
> --
> Davis G. Parsons II, PE RA AEI
> a practical structural engineer
> in Fort Worth, Texas
> 
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