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339412 - The Good and the Bad of Delegated Design: How to Work With/As a Specialty Structural Engineer

Friday, April 20
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 201B

It is quite common for building projects to have an element of delegated design. Proprietary items such as steel joist girders, metal plate connected wood trusses and precast concrete are just a few examples of commonly delegated design components. As a structural engineer of record (SER), giving up some level of control of the design of your project is not a decision to be made lightly, and you should be aware of the potential pitfalls of this project delivery method. As a specialty structural engineer (SSE), you’ll need to appreciate what information must come your way and be able to respond proactively when surrounding design work you need to integrate with raises red flags.

This session will discuss delegated design from the viewpoint of a practicing structural engineer who has been on both sides of the table. He will discuss roles and responsibilities of the SER and SSE, and present a few case studies of delegated design projects.

By the end of this session attendees will have a better understanding of their responsibilities as the structural engineer of record as well as the specialty structural engineer for projects with delegated design aspects as well as tips on working with SSE’s and the types of things to be aware of and to watch out for in projects with delegated design portions from both perspectives.

Kevin Chamberlain

Principal
DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

Kevin Chamberlain is C.E.O. and partner of DeStefano & Chamberlain, where his responsibilities include all aspects of engineering design, inspections and investigations, client relations, project procurement, and firm management.

Kevin is Past-President and Board member of the Structural Engineers Coalition of ACEC/Connecticut, and currently serves on the Nominations, Ethics, Code Advisory, and Advocacy Committees. He has also served on the Board of the New England Coalition of Structural Engineers.

Kevin received a Bachelor’s of Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University, and remains an active alumnus, serving from time to time on a Practitioner Jury Panel to judge student Senior Thesis projects.

Kevin is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut and 5 other states, and a board certified Structural Engineer.

Kevin is a resident of Trumbull, and has previously served on the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission and the Building Code Board of Appeals. He is currently a member of the CASE Guidelines committee. He also is on the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport.

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Kevin Chamberlain

Principal
DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

Kevin Chamberlain is C.E.O. and partner of DeStefano & Chamberlain, where his responsibilities include all aspects of engineering design, inspections and investigations, client relations, project procurement, and firm management.

Kevin is Past-President and Board member of the Structural Engineers Coalition of ACEC/Connecticut, and currently serves on the Nominations, Ethics, Code Advisory, and Advocacy Committees. He has also served on the Board of the New England Coalition of Structural Engineers.

Kevin received a Bachelor’s of Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University, and remains an active alumnus, serving from time to time on a Practitioner Jury Panel to judge student Senior Thesis projects.

Kevin is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut and 5 other states, and a board certified Structural Engineer.

Kevin is a resident of Trumbull, and has previously served on the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission and the Building Code Board of Appeals. He is currently a member of the CASE Guidelines committee. He also is on the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport.

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