I enjoyed this blog from Liz O’Sullivan and I hope you do too!
Originally posted on Comments From a Spec Writer:
Do you ever see funny notes in completed construction drawings? I’ve seen notes on CDs out to bid that said things like “Match Lakeview storefront” (when Lakeview must have been an old project), and “Complete sill detail” (pointing to an incomplete sill detail). These notes simply make no sense to the people using the drawings (the contractor and subs). But you and I know that what happened is that a brand new architecture school grad was given sheets of drawings that were marked up in red, and she just incorporated the redlines verbatim as if they were drawing notes to add, instead of instructions to the person picking up redlines, and then her work never got checked before issuing.
You and I know what happened with those redlines because we made the same mistakes when we were intern architects, and later, we saw the same sort of thing…
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