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Old 27-09-2019, 02:01 PM
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My point is that society overrates engineers, not that engineers can't do anything. What was your point?

For a house survey, an architect knows more and will usually do a better job. Engineers have been successfully pretending to be competent in areas outside their ability for decades.
Well said. While some engineers know their stuff undoubtedly, I'd be much more satisfied that a competent architect who has adequate experience would do a better job when carrying out a survey. My opinion of course but I believe it is based on solid ground.
Don't get me started on those who hire 'engineers' to design new homes. A bit like cheap surveys, you get what you pay for I suppose.
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Old 30-09-2019, 09:56 AM
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Architect might be more up to speed on bylaws and planning regulations, but for vetting an old house (which is what most people are looking for in a pre-purchase survey) I'd be opting for the Engineer myself.

Certainly there are engineers out there with letters after their name that I wouldn't trust but similar holds true for Architects which I think seems to be more of a club than the engineers. Personal choice I guess
This, pretty much...

A really decent engineer will always tell you what they're comfortable assessing, and what he/she is not... But I'd always go for an engineer...
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Old 30-09-2019, 10:36 AM
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This, pretty much...

A really decent engineer will always tell you what they're comfortable assessing, and what he/she is not... But I'd always go for an engineer...
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Lads yer man was looking for a recommendation. If I want to see how clueless Stacky is about houses I will open the Cork Development thread.
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Old 30-09-2019, 10:38 AM
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Well said. While some engineers know their stuff undoubtedly, I'd be much more satisfied that a competent architect who has adequate experience would do a better job when carrying out a survey. My opinion of course but I believe it is based on solid ground.
Don't get me started on those who hire 'engineers' to design new homes. A bit like cheap surveys, you get what you pay for I suppose.
Most of them are poor because they make more money doing boundary issues. id say about 20% are good. Don't go for someone who just started out or was working for a big practice for years with no residential experience. There are plenty of very good engineers who are around a while and are focused on residential.
Check a number of things.... 1 Are they real engineers. Did they qualify in Cork is always a good sign. If a lad had to go to england then he was probably too thick to start with and wont have improved now.

If you employ and architect then definitely check that he qualified outside Cork ie Dublin. If not then he is probably a draughtsman or technician not a real architect.
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Old 30-09-2019, 10:44 AM
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Lol...

Most of them are poor... LOL...
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Old 30-09-2019, 12:10 PM
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bit one dimensional buddy... An architect is a good choice, it most certainly isn't the only one...

And in ireland, i'd be much, much more interested in having the a structural engineer's report on my house than an architect's.
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Old 30-09-2019, 04:45 PM
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Lads yer man was looking for a recommendation. If I want to see how clueless Stacky is about houses I will open the Cork Development thread.
Thanks very much Larry for the recommendation, and the others for the info, a lot there! especially from the horse fella

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