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Andrew,

I think if you check, you'll find that architects can sign off on more than
you think in Florida.

BTW, I've seen the phrase "wet stamp" several times on the CA stamp thread.
I assume that this refers to an ink signature/date with impressed seal.  If
not, what is it?

M. David Finley, P.E.
2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
Lake City, FL  32025
386-752-6400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Kester" <andrew(--nospam--at)baeonline.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 8:18 AM
Subject: warehouse slab/ CA stamp


> Gail-
> Could you clarify your comment as to why sand is a bad idea?? I would
think
> the opposite. All we have in FL is sand (or limerock for flexible pavement
> subbase) and compaction is hardly ever a problem unless you have high
> groundwater. I would think a 4" layer of sand over the slab would be cheap
> and compact well. I am no soils expert, but I thought I understood sand to
> be easily compacted....
>
> CA Stamp
> Dennis,
> You mean to tell me in CA an architect can sign and seal, thus taking
> responsibility, for an and all disciplines in his project?? I would think
an
> architect would never want to do that for pure liability reasons. This is
> spelled out in FL Statutes that you most definitely CANNOT sign any
> engineering plans and vice versa for engineers sealing architectural
stuff.
> Also it is very specific in forbidding sealing of another discipline's
work.
> We are an A & E firm and on one set of drawings there may be a seal for:
> architecture, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, civil, and
> landscape architecture. Now all the engineers are just "PEs" here, but the
> board has record of what you are tested in and you can and people are
> brought up on admin charges for sealing any drawings outside their
> discipline or anything they were not in "responsible charge" of.
>
> I always considered the western states far ahead in code development and
> enforcement (permitting, inspection) but this seems like a major gap in
the
> law. I feel FL is behind the times in many aspects but in this regard it
> sounds like we are doing as well as anyone else...
>
> Andrew Kester, EI
>
>
>
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