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Inquiring Parent

Parent of Runaway

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I have a 20 year old daughter that has runaway, no job, no money but does have a vehicle that is paid for but shares the title with the dad. What should we do? We have tried to contact via phone and text but no response in 4 weeks.
Thank you. If she were involved in an accident with the car that we have a shared title ownership, would we be responsible?
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  1. stantec's Avatar
    M/s Stantec HVAC consultants is Ahmedabad based HVAC Consultancy & MEP consultancy firm. With the experience of more than 27 years We at Stantec HVAC Consultants bind to give Smart optimum solutions to our clientele.
    We specialize in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning of buildings and engineering works including office buildings, shopping centers, banks, hotels, residences, computer rooms, clean rooms, laboratories, hospitals and clinics, educational facilities, nuclear power stations, factories and warehouses, Electrical Panel Room.
    :: THE PEOPLE::

    M/s. Stantec HVAC consultants is Founded by Mr. Tejas Shah i, who is an experienced Mechanical Engineer with PDRA. Mr. Shah has acquired extensive experience in India. He is associated with Air Conditioning & Refrigeration field for over 24 years.

    Perform the engineering services through own (in-house) resources.

    Omit the consulting engineering services (with no in-house capability) and approach the contracting/supplier industry directly for turnkey proposals, which includes design, supply, installation and commissioning.

    The second option (direct industry approach) may look economical on the face of it, but poses several disadvantages that have frequently resulted in far higher cost than the additional cost for a consulting engineering service. These disadvantages include typically:

    Being commercially independent from any contractor or supplier, the consulting engineer is in an ideal position to evaluate alternative system concepts during the design stages of a project. These investigations may save the client multiples of the consultant's cost in capital and running cost of plant.

    The contractor's design cost is built into the tender prices and would be the same or more than the design fees of a consultant. The contractor will also build into the tender price the cost of design liability insurance to cover design mistakes or poor design. Because these costs are normally hidden, the contracting organisation has no way of knowing what the design cost is. On the other hand, a consulting engineer's design fees are clearly stipulated and agreed and can be compared to internationally accepted norms.

    When only one contractor/supplier is approached, there is usually no way of evaluating the competitiveness of his price, unless the scope is standardized, or can be compared to similar scope of works recently procured. Consulting engineers normally are able to negotiate a competitive price from a single contractor/supplier by using schedules of quantities and applying known industry rates.

    When more than one contractor/supplier is approached it is frequently very difficult to compare the technical quality and scope of tender offers and the lowest price may well be based on inferior scope and quality compared to other tender offers. Also, without in-house capability the contracting organisation will find it difficult to evaluate the quality of works/equipment offered. Consulting engineers provide technical specifications and all tenders are based on the same scope and quality of works.

    Some contractors/suppliers offer only part of the scope (with resultant reduced price) and then offer the remaining scope during the contract at a high rate or price.
    Consulting engineers represent the contracting organisation (client) during the construction stage of a project and verify on the client's behalf whether the installation complies with specified requirements.

    Evaluation of existing HVAC and ventilation systems including:

    Compliance to accepted ventilation practices and legislative regulations

    Evaluation of equipment condition

    System effectiveness and suitability

    Energy audits

    Evaluation of existing maintenance service contracts adequacy

    Technical audits of existing maintenance service contractors

    Calculation of building thermal loads including:

    Calculation of cooling and heating loads for identified thermal zones

    Recommended division of building into thermal zones

    Tender support including:

    Assistance with preparation of tender enquiry documents

    Evaluation of tender offers and submission of a recommendation report

    Construction stage support including:

    Factory inspections of HVAC equipment

    Site inspections of HVAC equipment

    Supply of partial HVAC consulting services (design only) including:

    Preliminary design of HVAC systems including building thermal load calculations, selection of system concepts and establishment of building and electrical interfaces

    Design of HVAC systems up to preparation of technical specifications, tender documents, and evaluation of tender proposals (design and tender stage)

    Supply of full HVAC consulting services including:

    Report stage

    Preliminary design stage

    Design and tender stage

    Administration and coordination of the HVAC works during the construction stage

    Maintenance support services including:

    Evaluation of existing maintenance service contracts adequacy

    Technical audits of existing maintenance service contractors

    Preparation of new maintenance contracts and tender documentation

    103 Aagam Complex
    Nr. Vasna tel. Exchange
    Ahmedabad 380 007
    Tel Fax: - 91 79 26631673
    e-mail :- stantec.con@gmail.com
    Mobile :- 9825024651