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Do you have any stories, successful or not, of any structural companies (or structural engineers) doing what you describe? 


- Jeremy White


-----Original Message-----
From: Stanley E Scholl [mailto:sscholl2(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 9:59 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Cc: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Fees


I will repeat what I wrote a year or more ago on this subject. I suggest that structural engineers become more wide ranging in service by 1) providing complete design services and hire architects and designers as necessary to help prepare the plans, and 2) provide design- build services by joining with a construction person or firm.  Providing only structural engineering services for minimal fees is not in my opinion the way to go.

And lastly and probably most important, find some land or an under-developed property, arrange for some partners and financing and do your own project.


Stan Scholl, P.E.

Laguna Beach, CA



On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 13:51:57 -0600 "Polhemus, Bill" <BPolhemus(--nospam--at)> writes:

From: Ed Tornberg [mailto:ed(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 1:41 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Fees


Take heart though.  We may not be business geniuses, but we are smart, licensed professionals – most of society simply cannot do what we do,



I suppose that society REALLY can’t do without Lawyers, then, since they are paid so much more than we are.


Same apparently goes for Hollywood celebs.


But society doesn’t need teachers as much, since they aren’t as in demand.


(N.B. I’m all for free enterprise—I’m just making a statement about what modern society values. There was a time when actors were vagabonds roaming from town to town in old, falling-apart wagons, plying their trade).


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