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Jayant,
 
This   is further to my earlier post on the subject.
 
After the Structural package (drawings, structural calculations & soil report) have been submitted to the local Authority, they proceed as follows:
 
        - Review in-house all packages of G+2 or lower height structures.
 
        - for all G+3 & higher structures, the package is sent to the registered
           Vetting Consultants. These vetting Consultants are amongst those who
           are registered with the Authority as Practising Engineers. About these
           Vetting Engineers, the client has a choice to give/select nominations of
           three Vetting Engineers that he prefers the package for his project to be
            vetted by. The Authorities use their preorgative to select one out of
            three. However, the fees of the Vetting Engineer is ofcourse paid  by
            the Client.
 
 So you now see how the whole syetem works. Best regards,
 
 
SYED FAIZ AHMAD; MENGG, MASCE
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
SAUDI OGER LTD
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.
----- Original Message -----
From: JAYANT LAKHLANI
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 11:15 AM
To: seaint
Subject: Need suggestions on how to make fellow professionals design sensibly
 
Dear friends,
 
After recent earthquake in Gujarat, India, a new building regulations act has been imposed by government of Gujarat making it obligatory on part of a structural engineer to design all the structures taking in to consideration effects of earthquake and wind.
 
There are practicing structural engineers who are either not competent enough or do not want to carry out involved analysis required for lateral loads. These engineers have continued their practice on designing buildings just for gravity loadings.
 
Local authority approving building plans has no infrastructure to put a check on such engineers. We are a group of structural engineers who want to suggest a system to local authority to have some check on work being done by such engineers.
 
Any of you can kindly suggest the system which if adopted can make these structural engineers to design buildings considering all the loads coming on them? We wish that the suggested system should be simple enough that can be implemented easily by the local authority.
 
Thanks.
 
--JAYANT


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