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Section 4 of the AISC 303 provides some insight to shop and erection drawings. Shop drawings should have come to you for review and approval - not the building department. Because you have some out of the ordinary steel details for a residence, there should be some notes on your drawings that the shop drawings would be reviewed and approved by you. On the other hand, if someone changed your design without your knowledge, then this is a problem for the builder and some of the recommended procedures by others should be considered. There should have been a set of your drawings on the job site and you would hope that the jurisdictions inspector would have at least looked at the drawings and at what was being installed and caught it then. (Very rare). Remember that usually the building department takes no responsibility for whatever they approve.

Neil Moore, PE, SE

On 3/3/2014 12:50 PM, NW27 wrote:
the major question why there is no recommendation on the code for shop
drawing to be approved by building dept. after been reviewed by engineer of record if there is one where in the code (icc 2012)
I like see the response for two option
1- the structural steel erection is  finished
2-the structural steel erection is almost finished, floors , walls roof


On Mar 3, 2014, at 11:59 AM, Daryl<h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)>  wrote:


If you have a moment frame that has been constructed with no approved
shop drawings and if there are no moment connections in the finished and
installed structure you may  have a major problem. The way you have
written your posting makes the situation a little bit unclear to me.
Firstly, are you the structural engineer of record?  I'm assuming you

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