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On Jul 20, 2005, at 11:22 AM, Jim Wilson wrote:

These board disciplinary decisions that have been
mentioned make the matter sound so black and white.
Actually it is pretty much black and white. As an engineer, you're obligated to carry personal responsibility for the quality and substance of the work represented by a set of drawings, and you can't take responsibility for something over which you have no control. You can delegate the actual work, but only to the extent that you control the results of such work.

The seal on a report or a set of drawings indicates that the engineer can accept responsibility for the drawings' substance and content and has in fact done so. The seal doesn't attest to quality so much as responsibility for quality.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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