bad architectural plans
i number of years ago a company i worked for took on a project building a hotel out of logicblocks. when we got on site the first floor of the hotel was done with hollow core on for the second story flood. Once we started measuring the main floor we found why the previous contractors had been sent packing. the main floor hallways in some spots was out 4 inches over an 8 ft wall!!! unreal what some people think is acceptable.
Architects should be required to pay a fine, for that sort of thing.
Step one whenever staking architectural plans is to add up all the interior dimensions including wall thicknesses etc. along the lengths & widths of the building (tedious & painful) and see if they equal the overall dimensions shown on the plans. They rarely do but if it's only a tenth or two long I'll let it slide and stake the overall dimensions. If it's more than that I'll alert the architect & if the building is at minimum setbacks/zero lot lines & he blows me off I'll state the building cannot be staked without violating setbacks etc. & I'll have to alert the inspector(s). Two things then can happen, either he'll stiff me and shop another surveyor or he'll turn into good cop, thank me profusely for discovering the error and submit revised plans with the foot or more lopped off somewhere in the interior.
BTW I'd *never* cc the owner if I'm a sub of the civil engineer or architect because of our contractual relationship limitations. Alerting an inspector is OK because we all have a duty to them.
I've other stories but this post is already too long . . .
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"bad architectural plans" is a redundancy