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Structural precast detailling

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Hoping that someone out there can help .
I have recently started with a small bespoke precast company who specialise in curved stairs etc . I am trying to source someone who can produce the structural reinforcement details and production drawingsfor individual units ( CAD drawings ) , and secondly if we were to employ a person to produce these drawings inhouse , what qualifications would they require and what form of insurance would the company need to provide ? Any help would be appreciated

RE: Structural precast detailling

Your potential hire would need a license to practice as a professional structural engineer in the jurisdictions where you plan to install product. And you'd need to provide errors and omissions insurance, the details of which you would need to negotiate with your insurer. It sounds like a pretty cool gig actually. Bespoke precast engineer...sexy.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: Structural precast detailling

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hanks for that KootK . As I am in the UK I would expect that the errors and omissions insurance would be similar to public / company liability insurance .Hopefully if that is the case , I would be able to employ a structural engineer who was covered by the parent companys public liability insurance .

RE: Structural precast detailling

Typically engineering errors and omissions insurance is not covered by general liability and can be somewhat pricey.

The company I worked for consulted with me for about 5 year before just hiring me in-house. While it's probably more expensive than having an outside engineering consultant, the benefits of having an engineer readily available definitely seems worth it.

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www.americanconcrete.com

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