no for sure fred your advice is solid! i totally agree! when dealing with public safty and insurence issues. having that sigiture would stand nicely if god forbid you ever had to go to court to justify why a climber fell to there death in your climbing gym.
with my career i rely heavily on engineer aprovals, to cover my actions. every day i have to chase those fellas down and steal there jonny handcock's. I pay thousands of dollers a year for liability insurence to cover myself and my company incase i were to sign off something that later faild. it makes sence and thats why we do it!
most people dont have the money to be paying an engineer to desing a climbing wall, and most engineers tho very good at what they do dont have experience with designing a climbing wall, tho they will do a very nice job im sure! it will take time and reserch for them to do it.
being a poor climbing buissness man building a climbing gym i think his engineer account is better spent buying plastic holds.
and he should "man up" to the challenge and reserch it himself! there is a lot of info on how to build a wall, and doing it yourself will be better for you as an operator/owner in understanding the structure your working with and you will feel batter about yourself knowing you designed and built a safe wall. the inspector still comes and signs it off. your liability insurence still covers you in the case of an accident. and you have thousands of dallers saved, that you can put towards the reserch and materials you will need to start making your own climbing holds!
MAN UP! take the initiative to DO IT YOURSELF, and stop wasting money on services and things you dont need.
haha look at me im spraying on the forum! i will be applying for sprayer of the year! id like to take the belt away from the mit! haha