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He doesn’t need engineering credentials. The building department signed off on the openings. In other words, if I hadn’t gone by the jobsite on a Saturday on the way to a friend’s home, stopped, got out of the car and walked the site, the job would have continued with the defects in place.


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers
V (949) 248-8588 F(949) 209-2509

-----Original Message-----
From: Kestner, James W. [mailto:jkestner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:31 AM
Subject: RE: Monday Morning Quiz


I would say that if the contractor has adequate engineering credentials, he is welcome to try and prove to the building department that there is no reason for him to do the additional work.


 -----Original Message-----
From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:BPolhemus(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:41 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Monday Morning Quiz

From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 6:31 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Monday Morning Quiz


Want to know the kicker?


These conditions just passed structural inspection today. The client is wondering why I’m making such a big deal about it.



“You structural engineers overdo everything.”


“The contractor tells me he’s been doing it this way for 27 years.”


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