If you are constructing a new house or an addition, creation of plans to which contractors can bid on and can be issued to the local building officials for issue of a building permit are a real asset. These plans can be included in your written agreement with the contractor as part of the specifications of your project.
As a Professional Engineer, certified plans can be produced for:
• New Foundations for Houses utilizing Reinforced Concrete (ICF Forms or Standard Forming) or Preserved Wood Foundations (PWF)
• Garage Foundations (Slab-on-Grade)
• Deck Foundations (Cast in Place Concrete Piles)
Local building officials require certified plans for all types of foundations, roof trusses and specialized floor joists depending on their sizes. Confirm with the officials prior to beginning your construction project to see if you require certified plans.