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Title: Expanding Responsibility Lines for the Engineer of Record — Case Studies on Responsibility in Repair Construction

Author(s): David VanOcker

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 332


Appears on pages(s): 53-62

Keywords: Responsibility, engineer of record, specialty engineer, standard of care, unsafe structure, means & methods

DOI: 10.14359/51719124

Date: 7/1/2019

Evaluating and repairing concrete structures often extends the lines of responsibility of the Engineer of Record (EOR) beyond those traditionally encountered in new construction. Case studies are presented to illustrate how responsibility often broadens during major project stages: a) evaluating existing structures; b) establishing feasibility measures for repairing or strengthening existing structures; and c) implementing repair/strengthening of existing structures. Differing lines of responsibility are identified and compared to those customarily encountered in new concrete construction. Reference is made to the new Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair & Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures (ACI 562-16) and industry practice standards, identifying industry needs for parties engaged in concrete evaluation and repair projects.