My question is does anyone have experience with the blueprints and plans which are available online for example from houseplans.com
I spoke with a few structural engineers and they all said something different. Some said that they will be able to work with the plan but will need to redo the entire plan to meet spec. I know they want to make a sale or charge as much as they can. The house is only 2500 sq ft which is not that big for the area and some of these guys want almost 10,000 to just prepare the plans before i can submit to the county and wait for the city to respond.
I know that there will be some charges from the engineer and the architect but i do not believe that the amount of work they will do on the plans will be a great amount. I do respect them for what they do and who they are, i do not want them to work for free, i just want them
to be honest.
What the engineer will need to do to my plans is go over it and have it
sealed as the city requires that.
Also the plans are available in cad files so the architect or engineer can get the job done with much ease.
please advise and all your time and help is appreciated.