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Naw,

We can be nastier here.  This gives Engineers a bad name.

Hey, any of you actually worked overseas, say in Hispanic south of the
border.  Down there we are actually considered important people and treated
with the same respect reserved for Architects, Doctors, and some Lawyers.
It was really nice.


Arvel

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 4:13 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Incompetent Plan Checker -- Was: Ceiling deflection damage
caused by exc...


ASLCSE(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

> In regards to "incompetent" I too use this word for licensed engineers
> to whom structural plan review is farmed out by a Bldg. Dept.
> and apparently just "rubberstamp" the drawings, ignore the submitted
> calculations that are full of grave mistakes (to the tune that the
> structure would even collapse if built as "approved") and use the
> excuse that they are not being paid enough and that only the EOR is
> responsible for the drawings and calculations.  "Professionals" like
> this (checker and EOR) should be reported to the State Board.

I would distinguish between "incompetent" and "unethical."

--
Bill Polhemus, P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
http://www.polhemus.cc/


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