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Strategy of Wood Building

Strategy of Wood Building

Strategy of Wood Building


I'm a bit shredded by modeling, only companies discuss strategy with regards to approaching design and analysis. It's up to the individual engineer to make his plans along his due course of mastering problems one at a time. The reminder of the Rubix cube as a way to solve a structural analysis problem seems only to take place now. It's too tough, how many have solved it?

Though this post is about the strategy to get to the building department as quick as possible at a 90% state. I've got everything, just there are still a bunch of pieces still in consternation. At what point do engineers decide :: "I'm ready, it's established enough to get to the Building Department..." ?

Engineers approach each step at a time, Mathematicians consider the rubix cube. At the end of the work, the engineers have a building, the mathematicians have a rubix cube, and the building department has a ... headache?


RE: Strategy of Wood Building

It depends on what your local jurisdiction will accept.

Call and talk to the structural plans checker.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)

RE: Strategy of Wood Building

Granted, 100 pct certainty is not possible, but when you rely on others to cover the 10 pct that you skip, you are shirking your responsibility to the public.
Plus, 'as fast as possible' amounts to an economic argument, which is not a good defense in court.

I don't mean to sound like I'm talking from some high horse, but I think you need to aim closer to the asymptote. IMHO.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Strategy of Wood Building

Thanks for the input, there are insurmountable stages to get to the final product when it's the first start in a jurisdiction. In a realizable setting, I would think you're right MSquared48, get to the established ongoing conversation. I was coming in from the Caribbean, and had been removed from the intellectual course. I'm fortunate this group of engineers that I knew could get a scheme in place to get work started.

I started from a number of years left behind, working to recapture the start, and stating the progress would be quick. But little did I understand the long-term of starting from scratch. Revitalizing a new set of prints.

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