It is commonplace for businesses, community associations, and the general public to retain an accountant, or a lawyer, or a financial advisor; but how often does one think about retaining a Professional Engineer?
Engineering oversight on your technical projects pays for itself in lower total cost, higher quality, financial security, and legal resilience, and for an investment that may be surprisingly reasonable compared to the cost of a failed project.
Why retain a Licensed Engineer?
1. When contractors can’t seem to solve the problem after repeated attempts.
2. If you will require bank financing for the development, purchase or repair of your property or machinery.
3. If insurability of your property or machinery is imperative to the viability of your project.
4. If you hold fiduciary responsibility to an association for the expenditures of community funds on property, machinery, or maintenance.
5. If disclosure is regulated by law such as water damage, title history, reserves funds, or proof of performance for property or machinery.
6. When you need a second opinion supporting a large expenditure.
7. When you need a licensed professional to oversee construction.
8. When you are making a warranty claim.
9. To perform independent forensic studies or pre-emptive failure analysis.
10. When due diligence is required in a litigious environment.
Engaging an engineer may feel like a daunting task since many engineering firms are structured around big projects serving large corporations, developers, or government. However, there are many small engineering firms or independent engineers that can tackle a wide variety of problems without huge overhead.
Fortunately, it is easy to check their licensure status to be assured that they have been signed-off by other engineers, that they have passed all of their engineering board exams, and have no violations on record. The engineering profession is tightly regulated by law with strict rules and durable code of ethics so that the public can be assured well beyond many non-licensed professions.
Community Engineering Services brings a wide variety of experience in major engineering disciplines to your project, when you need it at a price that makes sense. Community Engineering Services, PLLC is a collection of independent engineers that collaborate with each other to bring forward the best solution to your important technical problems. We hope to deliver engineering closer to the public in a new way in order to support the infrastructure of communities.
We are Coengineers, let us be your technical eyes and ears on the job.