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reyhanmon

Is it normal for a structural engineer to not see the house in person?

reyhanmon
7 days ago
last modified: 7 days ago

I hired a structural engineer for some remodeling I'm doing (adding/removing some walls). I gave him the floor plan of existing and proposal that the architect drew. He drew the structural plans, which require lots of expensive steel beams.

I'm unsure if the steal beams are really required since I don't think the walls that are getting removed are load bearing.

The engineer never visited the house to check if the walls are indeed load bearing. Could it be he's unnecessarily adding steel beams so he doesn't have to visit the house to check?

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