Opinion: Engineer Found Negligent for Not Verifying Product Data

Jun 1, 2016 | News, Opinion, Publications, SJCC

Civil Engineering magazine, page 92, June 2016

Executive Summary: Scott Jennings, P.E., M. ASCE, responds to an article published in ASCE’s signature publication, Civil Engineering magazine. Kudos to the project owner for holding the engineer of record responsible for the engineering of the project when he was looking to others to be accountable for his mistake. The article is attached.

Opinion: Page 92 of the June 2016 issue of Civil Engineering magazine is a disappointment to me, and another example of the industry’s downward spiral in engineering accountability. The article, Engineer Found Negligent for Not Verifying Product Data, discussed a legal case of a contractor installing an engineer-specified product (a rain tank), which later failed, causing financial damage to the project owner.

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