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- From: "Mark(--nospam--at)Crownjade.com" <mark(--nospam--at)crownjade.com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 08:58:53 -0600
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I typically list on the roof framing plan the snow load so there is no question. I also require in my structural notes that I need to review the truss plan from the supplier with this note: SUBMIT 3 COPIES OF SHOP DRAWINGS AND STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS TO MARK BENJAMIN P.E., FOR REVIEW 7 DAYS PRIOR TO FABRICATION (APPROVAL PRIOR TO FABRICATION IS NOT REQUIRED). I have only gotten 3 truss plans in 6 years. The upshot to this is that if I assumed a particular girder truss location (I place those on my framing plan) and it is different and creates a problem, then I am in the clear if I am not provided the truss plans. My structural notes list the truss requirements. I have never had a building department require my stamp or construction observation for engineered trusses.
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I generally perform structural observation, but not special inspection. I review wood truss submittals for compliance with the general requirements of the contract documents and note discrepancies. I also usually review some of the individual truss elements to make certain the truss engineer is doing what he should, but I'm not obligated to do that.
From: "Erickson, Aaron A." <AErickson(--nospam--at)wje.com>
Does the engineer or architect of record take responsibility for the design & construction observation of pre-engineered trusses? We have officials requiring this, which has some SE’s perturbed regarding the liability.
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