[GSBN] Idaho Structural Engineer

August Hasz hasz at reginc.com
Tue Mar 7 11:10:54 CST 2017

Dodson Harper, the other Principal here at REG is licensed in Idaho, and we are very familiar with straw bale construction issues. Our schedule is pretty full, but possibly we can help. Feel free to forward my contact info (see below).



August Hasz, P.E. 
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Resource Engineering Group, Inc.
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> On Mar 7, 2017, at 9:38 AM, Martin Hammer <mfhammer at pacbell.net> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> If you can’t find a suitable engineer licensed in ID, maybe it’s not difficult (or expensive) for an out-of-state engineer to obtain a reciprocal license? If so my first thought is Jeff Ruppert (on this list) in Colorado or a number of California engineers (including some on this list).
> Another possibility is for an out-of-state engineer to do the structural design/calcs and have Lindsey Love stamp/sign the structural design. Assuming both parties are comfortable with that and assuming she’s a licensed architect in Idaho. I don’t know of a jurisdiction that wouldn’t accept a structural design from a licensed architect for a single family dwelling two stories or less (still going through the normal plan check).
> A third possibility is to have an out-of-state engineer familiar with SB consult with a licensed Idaho engineer who isn’t, but whom Lindsey trusts.
> Also, I don’t know if the State of Idaho or the local jurisdiction have adopted Appendix S from the 2015 IRC. But Appendix S clearly allows load-bearing with specific capacities for different wall assemblies (mostly a function of plaster type) and detailing requirements. Even if Appendix S hasn’t been adopted it could still be used to justify a load-bearing design.
> I hope that helps . . .
> Martin
> Martin Hammer, Architect
> 1348 Hopkins St.
> Berkeley, CA  94702
> 510-525-0525 (office)
> 510-684-4488 (cell)
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> Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:23 AM
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> Subject: [GSBN] Idaho Structural Engineer
> Greetings all!
> My friend Lindsey Love, an Architect in Driggs, ID is looking for an engineer to help with getting load bearing straw bale approved and adopted into their jurisdiction. I personally don’t have on licensed in ID. Do any of you great people know of one willing to work with Lindsey?
> Thanks,
> Mark
> Mark Jensen
> Principal 
> Big M Construction
> bigmconst at gmail.com <mailto:bigmconst at gmail.com>
> (406)599-4220
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