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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Valley Rafters
- From: Jnapd(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 13:57:06 EDT
Many potential clients will think, "Why should I hire and engineer? It's
just going to cost me more". Perhaps I can explain why a structurally
designed roof is better, but I'll also have to deal with the contractor's
charge of "over-engineering" when costs are considered. So, before I take
on a project that is principally Conventional Light Frame Construction, I
may tell the client, "You don't need me for this". If I take the project,
I'll need to be able to justify where I've drawn the line between
conventional and non-conventional.
Well stated Nels.
If after I look over a project and I don't feel it needs to be an Engineered Design Project I tell the client. If they ask why or why not about engineering I explain it to them.
If they ask cost difference I ask about how they were planing on building the structure in the fist place. (Plywood at all exterior walls, trusses interior bearing etc.)
Engineering cost is usually
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA
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