house plans
Free Shipping on All House Plans!
Question or to order
Home >> House Plans >> Article
Search entire site
DREAM. LEARN. DISCOVER... GET STARTED.
House Plans
House Plans

Tips for locating a good/reasonable engineer

Tags : ,
Published On : 11-23-2004
Author :
2153 Views
ShareThis

Many people who look for home plans on www.theplancollection.com are being their own general contractor.  As a general contractor, I realize that some people just like torture and punishment.  For those people I know that one of your first hurdles will be finding a good/reasonable engineer.  Most building inspectors will require that your home plan be engineered to meet your local seismic requirements etc.  However, not all engineers are the same.  Some charge a lot more money than others, and some charge less, but over engineer your plan.  When they over do that, the cost to accommodate the engineering, can far out weigh the engineering fees. 

So how can you find out who the good engineers are?  Well, there are a few places to find information.  The Parade of Homes in your area often has a list of subcontractors and engineers in their parade magazine.  Also, your city building inspector can offer a lot of advice.  Simply ask him for a few names of local engineers who specialize in residential engineering.  He will also be able to give you some names for other sub contractors you will need.

Good Luck

 

COMMENTS
RELATED ARTICLES
Structural Review - Engineers and Architects Stamps
House Plans
Here are 10 steps for hiring and working with a contractor
House Plans
Deal with the Consequences
House Plans
Spec Homes
Business
So How Much Will This Home Plan Cost to Build?
House Plans
Glazing
House Plans
Lock in your lumber prices
Business
Dealing with subcontractors
House Plans
Engineering and House Plans
House Plans
Still more snow.
House Plans

Search House Plans

Bedrooms
 1  2  3  4  5+
Bathrooms
 1  1½  2  2½  3  3½  4+
Stories Garage Bays
 1  1½  2  1  2  3+
Square Feet
to
View Results
Enter Plan #:
HOUSE PLANS 101
FAQ
Glossary of Terms
Understanding Blueprints
Understanding Copyright
What's included in a set of house plans?
Why pre-drawn house plans?
MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
Building a home plan with an indoor basketball court
House Plans
Plans with Indoor Basketball Courts
House Plans
1. Building on slab vs. crawl space vs. basement? Advantages / disadvantage
House Plans
Garage Plans with Shops, Mother In-Law Suites, Apartments and Bonus Square Footage
House Plans
Luxurious Mountain Craftsman House Plans
House Plans
Beachfront, Coastal and Key West Home Plans
House Plans
European and Luxury House Plans, Large and Small!
House Plans
The Finest Duplex, Town House, and Multi Unit Home Plans
House Plans
The In-Law Suite Revolution
House Plans
Florida and California House Plans With a Tuscan Style
House Plans
ARTICLES BY TOPIC
A Frame House Plans A Home Builders Opinion Air Conditioning Tips architectural styles Architecture Arts and Crafts House Plans beachfront house plans Beachfront Houseplans blueprints building log building lots building mistakes bungalow Bungalow House Plans Buy House Plans Cape Cod House Plans celebrity home designs Charity Christmas Coastal House Plans Color Photos Color Schemes Considerations for Building Foundations in a New House Plan Contemporary Style
RECENT ARTICLES
Living on the Edge: House Plans on Cliffs, Slopes and Hills
House Plans 101
Tips for Buying Land Before You Search for House Plans– Part 2
House Plans
Safety and Security of Your New House Plan
House Plans
Goodbye Apartment, Hello Dream House!
House Plans
Cement Technology Used in Concrete Block Houses
House Plans 101
Tips for Buying Land
House Plans
What Makes an Energy-Efficient House Plan?
House Plans
Drought Tolerant Landscaping for Your New House Plan
House Plans 101
The Cost to Build a House: A Guide to Budgeting
House Plans
The Once and Future Smart Home: Get Ready for Technology at Your Fingertips
Technology
© 2015 The Plan Collection, LLC