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Local authority resources to check structural calculations

Report ID: 15 Published: 1 November 2005 Region: CROSS-UK

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Overview

An aspect of local authority work that caused concern to a reporter was the lack of internal resources to check calculations.

Key Learning Outcomes

For civil and structural design engineers:

  • Be aware that it is the responsibility of the originating design organisation in the first instance to check the design and there should not be reliance on building control

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A further aspect of local authority work that caused concern to a reporter was the lack of internal resources to check calculations. Coupled with the low quality of some submissions is the further concern about the possible introduction of self-certification by engineers for building regulation submissions.

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No doubt this and other issues of compliance will be debated for some time and more input will be useful.

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