Business Policies

Policy 9-4: Modification of Structural Members

Issued: 3-15-93
Revised: 4-24-97


The purpose of this policy is to protect the structure of buildings from being damaged by unauthorized modifications.


It shall be the policy of Fort Lewis College that no structural members be modified in any way without written authorization from an individual recognized as an expert in structural systems. This shall be interpreted as follows:

A. No structural members, beams, columns or framing shall be modified in any way by drilling, cutting or attachment without specific written approval. Approval shall be obtained by contacting Physical Plant Services, who will obtain an analysis from a structural engineer or other expert in structural systems.

B. When approved, the modification shall be entered into a log of structural modifications to be maintained by the college’s construction inspector.

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