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“Beware of Design Pitfalls in Unfamiliar Territory,” Engineering News-Record

In an article published in Engineering News-Record, Brad Shefrin, Colorado-based partner at Hall Booth Smith, discusses the importance of construction design firms consulting with local professionals to avoid costly and embarrassing design problems.

“Even though most states have open reciprocity allowing a licensed engineer or architect to pay a fee to stamp plans in that jurisdiction, the licensing application process rarely, if ever, educates the design professional on nuanced design considerations for that jurisdiction,” he wrote. “Make certain your team is prepared and protected by contacting the local building authority to learn about important conditions.”

Read the full article on the Engineering News-Record website.