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Likewise in Ontario.
Gary

On 19 Jan 2005 at 12:37, Daryl Richardson wrote:

> James,
> 
>         In Alberta, Canada, there is a series of form letters that are
>         
> submitted with the building permit application.  These must be signed
> by the owner and the respective professionals of record before a
> building permit will be issued.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> H. Daryl Richardson
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kestner, James W." <jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 10:36 AM
> Subject: RE: Who is the EOR?
> 
> 
> This question has nothing to do with a future, current or past
> project. I work for an A/E firm, so it is not an issue with any of
> those projects.
> 
> Once in awhile, however, we will have contractors ask for a proposal
> for us to do foundations only. The bid we provide them is to do all
> the work asociated with the EOR's responsiblity. I often wonder,
> however, about the PE who bids the foundation only as directed. Who
> takes the on the other engineering responsibility? Is this a
> contractual issue, a professional issue or a state issue?
> 
> I would think that you independent structural consultants out there
> deal with this issue all the time. What is your take on it? Does your
> responsibility get defined by your contract? Does your liability get
> defined by the work you do and your contract or by what the profession
> says that you are responsible for?
> 
> Jim K.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 10:13 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Who is the EOR?
> 
> 
> 
> On Jan 19, 2005, at 9:57 AM, Kestner, James W. wrote:
> 
> > Who has the overall responsibility for all the engineering? How is
> > this normally determined?
> If you mean 'professional' responsibility it can only be another
> engineer--the person who seals the plans. That probably excludes all 3
> of the individuals you've named. If the source of the question is what
> I suspect, you might want to think the project over very carefully,
> lest you find yourself on the hook for the whole thing. Christopher
> Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   
> | this distance" (last words of Gen.
> ...................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
> http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/
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