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Hi everyone,
I will try again to get input
thanks in advance
 structural observation to residential jobs
engineer go to the site see all element beams, posts, connections, shear walls , nailing , plywood
anchor bolts  etc...........
but when it come to verify the location of beams under post above
how you make sure it line up , is not offset,  is that the responsibility of  the engineer
who observe the job, framer , contractor, or city's inspector and for CBC 2007  special inspection
I think it will be difficult for observation's engineer to verify
specially for large scale homes with 100 beams three story  to  do that
thanks in advance for your input and experience
my second question if there offset between beam and post above
and is hard to get anything added
what is acceptable  for example 1 1/8 inch  plywood
3/4 inch plywood
 to span 16 inch over joists  with point load = 3.0 kip to 5.0 kips?!
thanks for input
Dave A.