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Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 9:09
Subject: Standard Practice?
I've only worked in one
architectural/engineering company so far in my short career as a structural
EIT. My question relates to how other offices deal w/ field problems,
how the code of standard practice tell us to handle problems, and what the
correct path for resolution of any field problems is.
For this hypothetical situation, who's
responsible for what etc. etc.
The hypothetical situation: Several
non-code compliant erection deficiencies are found by the General
Contractors inspector. For example; less then SJI specified joist
bearings, a WT added to the bottom of a roof beam to make up for bearing
plate installed to low, short anchor bolts...
Who is responsible when the contractor doesn't
meet the projects specifications?
Is the Engineer/Architect responsible to come
up w/ a fix?
Is it up to the Contractor and his subs to find
What happens if the GC continues w/
construction when he knows that there are noncompliant situations that he is
How do you deal w/ the
Aren't the codes (ASCE, AISC, SJI)
Am i being whiny little baby? Should
i just shut up?
Why can't we all just get along?
Alden Manipula, EIT