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On Dec 12, 2005, at 12:00 PM, Michel Blangy wrote:

Legally, how long is one required to maintain records of calculations?
You should ask a lawyer. There are things like statutes of limitations on when damage claims can be made, periods of warranties. I keep all the important stuff permanently because a lot of it has cultural value. You want to remember that it's your professional reputation that's at stake here, not some minor point of law.

When a project is over, I'm inclined to clean all the scratch paper and redundant stuff up, but the I keep the PO's the correspondence and everything that documents the state of the job on the day I was paid. There's no point keeping all the scratch paper and notes that no one will understand 6 months after the job ships. Ambiguous records are worse than no records at all.

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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