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- From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)umich.edu>
- Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:13:53 -0400
|I not sure it gets in the way of a private entity requiring their engineer also be LEED, SECB, etc. I could see a lawyer arguing that a private entity is not requiring an engineer (with or without LEED, SECB, etc) to seal documents, but rather hiring the engineer to do some design work...it is then the local jurisdiction that is the one that is requiring the documents to be sealed. I don't know if I am saying such that it makes sense...at least like it does in my head. Basically, the private entity is kind of technically hiring the engineer for other reasons (so to speak)...and as a "by product" it is the local jurisdiction that is requiring the sealing. In other words, the entity that actually cares about and requires the sealing of the documents does not require the LEED, SECB, etc...in the local jurisdiction's mind the only thing that matters is that the engineer have their PE license.|
Now, I could see it being a problem where you might have some private entity that might require something to be sealed by an engineer with LEED, SECB, etc. For example, let's say you have a project that is in one of Texas' infamous codeless, non-city areas. As such, there will be no local jurisdiction that requires sealed drawings. But, the owner decides they want sealed drawing...and they want it done by a some one LEED certified because they care about that stuff. Since it is the owner now requiring the sealing (i.e. there is not other entity requiring it), then it might run afoul of how that is written. Of course, the way around that is that you hire some subconsultant who must be a LEED certified to handle the LEED stuff...but does not need to seal the drawings.
End result is that the wording seems to be limiting in itself, which may be intention or just a lucky by product of politicians doing silly stuff that unintentionally works well.
Of course, I ain't no lawyer...I only play one in my occasional delusions of grandeur. :-D
On Aug 31, 2011, at 1:38 PM, Stan Caldwell wrote:
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