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Thought Perry Mason was a criminal prosecutor....


Dennis Wish wrote:

> You're talking semantics now. Roger is correct as the issue of liability
> is legal. What he should have asked is what potential liabilities the
> architect or engineer can be held accountable for.
> Liability implies that damage has been done and that someone is
> responsible for the damage. That responsible party is liable.
> These are civil law issues and as such there is no guilt fixed to the
> complaint, just responsibility unless the damage resulted in loss of
> life and can be attributed to criminal neglect.
>
> I've been watching re-runs of Perry Mason.
>
> Dennis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Huffman, Sharlie TRAN:EX [mailto:Sharlie.Huffman(--nospam--at)gems9.gov.bc.ca]
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 3:44 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: Fee for Custom Residence
>
> Hmmm.  Seems in Canada that as soon as the engineer puts a seal on the
> design, they are automatically liable for the competency of said design.
> The mechanical and electrical engineers likewise.  If for this they
> receive
> 1/2 to 1% in fees while the architect gets 10% (which I understand is
> pretty
> common here as well), then something is wrong with this picture.  I
> don't
> know what precentage is usual in Canada for buildings for engineers but
> I do
> know many who work commercial designs for $60/hr (that CD).  Bridges are
> another matter.  They seem to be closer to 6% of the construction costs.
> Of
> course there is no architect in the middle with bridges.
>
> Sharlie Huffman, P.Eng.
>
> Ministry of Transportation
> Bridge Seismic Engineer
> 4B - 940 Blanshard
> Victoria, BC V8W 3E6
> (B) 250-370-2566
> (F) 250-387-7735
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 1:46 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Fee for Custom Residence
>
> The architect and the structural engineer and anyone connected with the
> project has no liability until a court determines who is liable for
> what, or
>
> the individual volunteers that he/she has liability.
>
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
>
> Sharlie Huffman wrote:
>
> . > Out of curiosity, how much would the architect get paid on this
> project?
> . > And what liability does the architect take?
>
> . > Sharlie Huffman, P.Eng.
>
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