Indian Society of Structural Engineers

Some architects are insisting on certificates from Structural engineers on quality , workmanship and material testing citing a reference to  CE DP circular   CHE/DP/49/Gen/2015-16 Dt 29-12-2015.

 ISSE delegation consisting  Mr. D S Joshi- President,  Mr. S G Dhamadhikari, Hemant Vadalkar and  Chetan Raikar had meeting  with CE DPP at MCGM office on 4 Jan 2017. It was clarified by CE DP that such certificates are not asked by MCGM.

 ISSE members should take a note of this fact. Soft copy of Manual of Building approval Version 1.1 is available on MCGM site.


( WITHOUT PREJUDICE ) SOME INTERPRETATION AS TO  APPREHENDED RESPONSIBILITES ON STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS  UNDER RERA (REAL ESTATE REGULATIONS ACT)   by Satish Dhupelia, Consulting Engineer ,Mumbai. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Some concerns are raised by some Consulting Structural Engineers, in interpretation of their apprehended Role, within the meaning of “Engineer” under RERA. The clarification are amply available in RERA Act, itself, as to meaning and functions expected of “ENGINEER”, (and not the Structural Engineer on Record.) From all the above it is amply clear that the role of “Engineer” as required under RERA or MAHA-RERA, does NOT expect these functions of “Engineer”, to be of “Structural Engineer”.  However, if a concerned “Consulting Structural Engineer” so chooses, to also accept this additional function, distinct and different for that of “Structural Engineer”, he may opt to do so, with full awareness as to various functions expected of “Engineer” as defined under RERA OR MAHA RERA, with resultant consequences upon his accepting the additional function.