So as not to be
repetitive, I would simply refer you back to my many previous posts on this
thread over the past few days. My response to your earlier query was meant
to be interpreted as: "Yes, of course, calculations are prepared but not
submitted". If after reading all of this thread you still remain
stunned, all I can offer is that the practice in California is indeed quite
different than the practice elsewhere. Lots of things are different in
California than elsewhere. Different strokes for different folks. So
heard the statements it was as incredible to me as our comment "Yes, Of
Course!". Not submitting calculations that clearly reflect your design
assumptions for submittal of anything other than a prescriptive method in
California is unheard of. This is why I am so stunned to hear this. How do you
verify that the structural materials are design in compliance with current code
methods if the numbers can't be verified or the design method proven to be
in compliance? Do you look at a drag strap in a high wind region and say -
"Well, this engineer must know what he is doing and therefore, until it fails or
someone gets hurt, we will assume that he designed to the current code and that
the strap is adequate based on trusting good faith?"
California engineers are used to being challenged on designs. If it
doesn't look right and the calc's are missing, the engineer has the
responsibility to prove to the plan check technician (or engineer) to justify
the design. Anything less is, in my knowledge of submittals and plan check in
California is incredible.
I am assuming that calculations are performed, only not
submitted. Is this the case?
YES, OF COURSE!
Stan Caldwell in Dallas
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... Benjamin Franklin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~