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- Subject: RE: Residential Engineering Review/Coordination Process
- From: "Christopher Banbury" <cbanbury(--nospam--at)arkengineering.net>
- Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:13:03 -0400
The situation was very similar in
Probably the best thing the board did was to explicitly require communication between the truss engineer and the engineer of record. The state had previously adopted TPI-1 Chapter 2 but the truss engineer is typically contracted with the owner/contractor and is not a sub-consultant of the engineer of record. Engineers were having a hard time controlling the document flow to and from the truss engineer.
You can review the
We still have some similar issues as you mention but the gap is closing in my opinion. For example, even though residential prescriptive design is technically still allowed without an engineer, most building officials here are very critical of plans submitted without an engineer’s certification.
There are very few engineers now doing wind or lateral only engineering even though it is technically permitted in the code as long as the contractor provides the remaining structural and non-structural certifications. The building officials make this very difficult and for good reason I think.
The building official has the authority to accept the seal of the engineer as proof of code compliance without further review. However, only the smallest undermanned jurisdictions do this in my experience. I too appreciate the scrutiny of the AHJ.
The owner that wants the engineer to conduct construction observation for residential is a rare creature.
With regard to the IRC, the
The best thing that I have done in the
past few years is to require written contracts for all jobs. The
Christopher Banbury, PE
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