Special Seismic Certification

Structural Engineer of Record

The role of a project structural engineer of record is to ensure the manufacturer’s CoC is appropriate for project demands. They should:

  • Review and shop drawing stamp CoC and ensure unit is certified for level at least equal to project demand
  • Ensure attachments will not load unit in manner differing from certification
  • Design anchorage in accordance with defined certification limitations
  • For structural observations, review field anchorage and labeling

As the SEOR, don’t over-stamp manufacturer’s CoC unless in your scope as it is not your responsibility to take on certification liability.