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vandana_bimal
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:27 am    Post subject: signing of drawings Reply with quote

Dear Mr. Kalgal

I agree with Mr. Ahuja in stating that unless the Architect gives a signed copy of his drawings, structural engineer should not give a signed copy of his drawings. The reason is that in case of a mishap (which happened during the Bhuj earthquake for one of the buildings in Surat when a well respected and an elderly Structural Engineer was held responsible for a building collapse. In fact the building was modified by removing one of the columns on the 8th storey for combining two flats.) even if you produce the Architectural drawings based on which you have designed the building, the Architect may deny the ownership of his own drawings which may not be compling the building bye-laws. In that case, the structural engineer can be in a soup.

Bimal Shah

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I also do not see any harm in signing structural drawings irrespective of whether Architect signs his drawings or not. It may be prudent to put in one or more drawings (in the notes column) a sentence saying the structural details are worked out as per the architect ;s inputs and preserve the drawings issued by the architect safely.
kalgal

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:05 pm    Post subject: signing of drawings Reply with quote

Dear Engineers
I am really happy that Engineers have at last starting to think about their legal impications
I suggest all drawing to be issued to Architect should be registered in Engineers document register
Engineer should ask the Architect to give his sealed drawing with CA reference  for design consideration & no friendly commitment while in profession. In case Architect does not give his CA sealed drawing, please do not design & issue any document. Also issue the design copy to the client for record purpose

Eng Suraj Singh PE

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vandana_bimal@eth.net wrote:
Dear Mr. Kalgal

I agree with Mr. Ahuja in stating that unless the Architect gives a signed copy of his drawings, structural engineer should not give a signed copy of his drawings. The reason is that in case of a mishap (which happened during the Bhuj earthquake for one of the buildings in Surat when a well respected and an elderly Structural Engineer was held responsible for a building collapse. In fact the building was modified by removing one of the columns on the 8th storey for combining two flats.) even if you produce the Architectural drawings based on which you have designed the building, the Architect may deny the ownership of his own drawings which may not be compling the building bye-laws. In that case, the structural engineer can be in a soup.

Bimal Shah

[Dear SEFIans
I also do not see any harm in signing structural drawings irrespective of whether Architect signs his drawings or not. It may be prudent to put in one or more drawings (in the notes column) a sentence saying "the structural details are worked out as per the architect's inputs" and preserve the drawings issued by the architect safely.
kalgal
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