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Mike,

	Before you design shoring read your insurance policy.  It's common for
shoring and other temporary items to be excluded from protection under
E&O policies.

				Regards,

				H. D. Richardson

Michael Zaitz wrote:
> 
> Morning all;
> 
> What is the responsibility of the engineer and the contractor for
> shoring (design-bid-build job).  I have a school that we are removing an
> existing loadbearing wall.  Bar joists currently bear on the wall and
> the wall will be replaced with a post and beam system.  The issue of the
> shoring has come up and we are trying to decide if that is the
> contractors responsibility, our responsibility or both.  As I do not
> know the contractors method for installation and other important items I
> would say that how he shores it is up to him.  The contractor has
> indicated that it is our responsibility to provide him with locations
> and the loads (I did not have this conversation with him, another
> engineer in our office did) and then he will design the shoring.  Is
> this correct?  I have never heard of this before (only been in this
> business for 7 years).  I have done shoring but only when directly hired
> by the contractor.  Anytime it is part of a bid job we say to shore the
> structure.  Anyplace that I can find more out about this?
> 
> Mike
> 
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