Do You Need a Stamped Structural Report, Regardless of Which State you take a Structure to?

When you do business throughout various regions of the country, you’ll find that each individual state has its own specifications when it comes to the stamping requirements of an engineer. However, it seems that when it comes to structural reports, the overall consensus is that there is very little wiggle room.

For those who are unfamiliar, these structural reports that we refer to consist of the plans and drawings for any of the structures or projects that are being constructed by an engineering firm. By stamping the final report, you are stating that you are the professional in charge, have reviewed the plans and thereby claim responsibility for it.

When constructing large commercial structures that are intended for an area that is accessible to the general public, it’s extremely important to ensure that a licensed professional engineer has reviewed the plans and made any of the necessary adjustments. This is why, regardless of which state the structure may be taken to, the structural report should be stamped.

At a truss manufacturing company like
James Thomas Engineering
, it’s extremely important that all products are constructed with the safety of the public in mind. Most of our truss systems are used for concerts, grand productions and arena events – obviously locations that see a large turn-out. So regardless of whether we are making plans for a venue here in Tennessee, or for one in the state of California, you’ll always find that our structural reports are stamped by a license professional engineer.

(Post by Tray Allen of
James Thomas Engineering)