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From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:00 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: glulam beam on shop dwg


Andrew –


I finally opened the package.


As it turns out, the transmittal was in error. The shop drawings were not for Glu-Lam Beams but for the TJIs and have incorporated all my comments from the original submittal (FWIW, I marked them as “Make Corrections Noted”, not “Revise and Resubmit”). Yes, I believe this is a little CYA on the contractor’s part, but I believe the error in timing is an innocent one.




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


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

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Kester, PE [mailto:akester(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:26 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: re: glulam beam on shop dwg



Did you specify the glulam on your dwgs? Did they use the right one? Does it work?


Reject it if it does not work. Tell them you will have to perform hourly services to analyze the beam and come up with a fix for their mistake, payable by the GC.


If it works, stamp reviewed and keep moving. Probably not worth the time to do anything else...



Andrew Kester, PE
Principal/Project Manager
ADK Structural Engineering, PLLC
Lake Mary, FL