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The Structural Engineer's responsibility generally is for the completed
structure, and the contractor's responsibility is for the means and methods
of building it.  If his means and methods require structural expertise, the
contractor should employ his own structural engineer.  You should not assume
the contractor's responsibilities for the means he uses to build the
structure; he certainly will not assume your responsibility for structural
design of the structure.  No one should take on the responsibility that
belongs to another.  Your signature on the demolition drawings could lead to
an entangling situation.

Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer
South San Gabriel, CA

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