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Re: STEEL: Q - What is the proper procedure for submitting/approving an alternate design?

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What about "This isn't what's on my drawings. Would you like to negotiate alternate services?"

If you haven't indicated that the fabricator is to supply the engineering or design for the connections (do you have notes on your contract documents to this effect?), you may be stuck with design (connections) you didn't intend to provide. However, remember that standards of practice are just that, not requirements. They are written by fabricators, for fabricators. If you require something else in your contract drawings, it will almost always supercede common practice.

In this case, the upper hand you have is that the fabricator has not complied with your design. Use it to try and get what you need this time with as little additional expense to you, then update your contract, specs, or notes for next time. ******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* *** * Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp * * This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers * Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To * subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to: * * http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp * * Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you * send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted * without your permission. Make sure you visit our web * site at: http://www.seaint.org ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********