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Plan review isn’t always enough

October 4th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

A ten year old structure in Oregon called Courthouse Square is now abandoned due to structural defects.  An article in the Statesman Journal discusses how this came about and suggests solutions including peer to peer reviews of building plans. The biggest problem with the project was in the structural design. The author of the article said:

While plan review is a safeguard for public safety, jurisdictions place heavy reliance on licensed engineers to do the jobs correctly.

But who oversees those professionals?   That's the questioned raised by this unfortunate situation.

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  1. Al Putnam
    October 6th, 2011 at 10:29 | #1

    We can all find fault in this process, “who is watching the henhouse”?

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