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Posted By: Mike GeorgeIts a difficult one Mark.I wouldn't worry about copyright. Just rights of use and amendmentYes to electronic files (whatever software they have used)They may or may not have prepared structural calcs - depends on the complexity of the design. Sometimes these are a prerequisite to design drawings, sometimes not.Introduction of structural engineer is down to them and dependent on the above - they may not want to share this - or may expect payment (rightly or wrongly) for doing soSAP is unlikely to have been prepared unless a higher than standard compliance rating was prerequisite to the designI think you just have to assess what they have done to date; add to that what you would like them to complete; and then agree a fair fee.
Posted By: fostertomWith all the expertise you have, incl prob acquired during the course of this collaboration, couldn't you sort of reverse engineer the design? Or another sufficiently different design? Re-doing it yourself, and/or with new consultant, might be cheaper than the ransom, as well as an opportunity to perfect and have second thoughts?
Posted By: fostertomCopyright in Architecture is near enough unenforceable, I find, or can be circumvented with sufficient differences - so they were foolish to try to acquire value by restrictive agreement. They could have made good money by other kind of agreement, which above all only endures as long as there's genuine trust and mutuality. Once that's gone, it's stupid and unreal to try to extract further value.
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