I am planning on purchasing house plans online and wanted to see if any
company would review the drawings and stamp them and if so about how much
could this cost? This home will be built in Maryland.
Most licensing laws I know of requre the design professional to be in
charge of producing the designs they seal. I know of folks who have
gotten into trouble for "stamping" drawings.
In addition, to paraphrase Don: there are many stock plans, but no
stock families and few stock sites.
I agree with Don and Tom. The last few sets of "Stock" plans I've
gotten in my office had to be re-worked so extensively that the owner
would have been better off to have had a custom home designed. In other
words, we threw out most of the stock plan sheets and drew our own that
meet local codes.
Finally, in no state that I'm aware of can a design professional
(architect or engineer) place their stamp on a set of drawing that were
drawn by an outside plan service. The operative language is that the
drawings must be prepared "under the direct supervision" of the design
Stock plans are a scam.
Bob Morrison, PE, SE
R L Morrison Engineering Co
Is that for DWG files or only plt files? Do you sell them in a smaller
quantity (i.e. how much would 5 cost?)
Wondering if there's any details/standards/shortcuts/etc that can be used
from Don's plans.....
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