Register to reply

Why is stamping of plans illegal?

by bigislander72
Tags: illegal, plans, stamping
Share this thread:
Jan13-10, 09:03 PM
P: 16
I don't understand this. If plans are reviewed and approved by a licensed PE, whats the problem if they were not done "in house"? If the PE has the authority to make changes as neccesary, why not?

I ask this because much of the design work in my field(construction industry) could be performed by someone not licensed. If the stamped plans pass all applicable codes what is the problem?

I guess my question is what defines "under my supervision" in the PE disclaimer.
Phys.Org News Partner Engineering news on
Tricorder XPRIZE: 10 teams advance in global competition to develop consumer-focused diagnostic device
Study shows local seismic isolation and damping methods provide optimal protection for essential computing equipment
New filter technology uses inert gas to bore holes in high-quality steel
Jan13-10, 10:14 PM
P: 22,297
The reason for that is that the code authority assumes that if a PE is involved in the design process, they will be more inclined to review it or understand it better.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Difference between Identical , Equal , Equivalent Calculus & Beyond Homework 9
Illegal immigrant ordinances unconstitutional Current Events 7
Texas to Charge Cheaper In State College Tuition to Illegal Immigrants Current Events 53