said by garys_2k:What burns me is he knew he overbuilt it to crazy specs but had the balls to ask for $1,500 to stamp it. At that point a monkey could have stamped the drawings. The next thing will be getting my money back for the stamps unless he does the job correctly. I've contacted the state PE society today and they said they'd be happy to investigate it if we can't work it out. said by guppy_fish:
If the PE doesn't have soil report, as its was not provided by the client, his options are limited, his license is on the line as is his liability insurance, not a clients budget concerns.
I'm still not seeing where the PE is at fault here ...
Sure, assuming the building is going to be floating on quicksand is fine, right.
A PE's job is to design a safe, compliant foundation that also happens to meet the job requirements. Overbuilding a ridiculous foundation because he was too lazy to investigate, or even ask about, soil conditions is a display of incompetence.
I'm with Xcal here (and I'm a PE): That guy screwed up and his work OUGHT to be ridiculed. It's well deserved.