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Fellow engineers,

        I forwarded Bill Polhemus's posting on the subject to a friend, Peter
Walker, A.L.S., (which stands for Alberta Land Surveyor).  I thought some of you
might be interested in his reply.

Regards,

H. Daryl Richardson

Peter Walker wrote:

> Daryl,
> This was happening in the survey business also, but they instituted a rule
> that said that an A.L.S. had to be present in every office that purported to
> do "legal survey" work. Construction surveying being different. It still
> happens a little, when the A.L.S. goes on holiday, BUT, it does cut out the
> survey crews who get around the expenses of the office etc.
>
> Peter
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daryl Richardson" <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)shaw.ca>
> To: "Peter Walker" <peterwalker(--nospam--at)shaw.ca>
> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003 2:44 PM
> Subject: Plan Stamping
>
> > Peter,
> >
> > Here it is.
> >
> > Subject:
> >              RE: Plan Stamping
> >         Date:
> >              Fri, 18 Jul 2003 13:17:02 -0500
> >        From:
> >              Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
> >     Reply-To:
> >              seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >  Organization:
> >              http://www.seaint.org
> >          To:
> >              seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > This has NEVER been clear to me--and I live in a state, Texas, where
> > "plan
> > stamping" is clearly forbidden.
> >
> > My understanding vis a vis "plan stamping," BTW, is that it involves the
> >
> > preparation of plans by someone who is really not qualified to do so,
> > with
> > the intent to get a qualified person to seal the drawings with little or
> > no
> > review, for a small fee that doesn't come close to representing the
> > measure
> > of liability.
> >
> > The only thing I can compare it to is "prostitution."
> >
> > To put it as delicately as I can, if you invite a woman out for drinks,
> > dinner and a movie, spend lavishly on her, then expect her to "put out"
> > at
> > the end of the date, that's "okay."
> >
> > If you just offer her the money directly, that's "prostitution" and
> > you're a
> > "john."
> >
> > Go figure.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Crocker [mailto:paulc(--nospam--at)ckcps.com]
> > Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 12:13 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: RE: Plan Stamping
> >
> >
> > "If by plan-stamping you mean taking over the work of another engineer
> > after verifying all the background calculation and design bases, Florida
> >
> > has rules for doing it, and I think it's possible in Minnesota, although
> >
> > there aren't specific rules."
> >
> > Despite trying to figure out Washington's laws, I don't fully understand
> >
> > how they rule on this.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >



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