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Being an arizona engineer and after working for several arizona engineering firms I have started my own Arizona engineering company called Arizona Code Consulting and Design Engineering, LLC. My firm focuses on the smaller clients and contractors and we encourage our clients to obtain building permits. Obtaining a building permit not only gives the customer a piece of mind, it also helps the owner when he or she thinks about selling the property.

Most people think hiring an engineer will cost them a fortune but actually, in most cases, it can reduce the construction cost significantly. A new term widley used by large home builders and large construction companies is 'value engineering'. What that means is that, an engineer can provide a design that can reduce the amount of materal (i.e. contractor rule of thumb for a spread footing is standard 24"x24") where an engineer can prove, mathmatically, that a 12"x12" footing will be more than adequate for the proposed load whatever that may be. The savings can be at all stages of a project. Another pro is that an engineer seal on a set of drawings looks real attreactive to the local jurisdiction to which you are submitting equalling a faster permitting process.

Being an arizona engineer and after working for several arizona engineering firms I have started my own Arizona engineering company called Arizona Code Consulting and Design Engineering, LLC. My firm focuses on the smaller clients and contractors and we encourage our clients to obtain building permits. Obtaining a building permit not only gives the customer a piece of mind, it also helps the owner when he or she thinks about selling the property.

Most people think hiring an engineer will cost them a fortune but actually, in most cases, it can reduce the construction cost significantly. A new term widley used by large home builders and large construction companies is 'value engineering'. What that means is that, an engineer can provide a design that can reduce the amount of materal (i.e. contractor rule of thumb for a spread footing is standard 24"x24") where an engineer can prove, mathmatically, that a 12"x12" footing will be more than adequate for the proposed load whatever that may be. The savings can be at all stages of a project. Another pro is that an engineer seal on a set of drawings looks real attreactive to the local jurisdiction to which you are submitting equalling a faster permitting process.


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