Why is "stamping" of plans illegal?

by bigislander72
Tags: illegal, plans, stamping
bigislander72 is offline
Jan13-10, 09:03 PM
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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.
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russ_watters is offline
Jan13-10, 10:14 PM
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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.

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