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From: HARRISENGR(--nospam--at) <HARRISENGR(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Sunday, February 08, 1998 7:50 PM
Subject: plan dimension standards

>      I am wondering what others are doing for residential foundation plan
>dimensions. This has taken up an unproportional amount of my drafters time
>many reasons ( architect changes & errors) and alot of worries for me when
>there are dimension errors on my plan.
>     I recently saw a residential track planby another engineering firm
>simply said "see architectural for dimentions" , except for unique
>like foundation pad  locations for large point loads. I spoke to a concrete
>sub during a structural observation and he said he looks at the
>anyway since he had to consider plumbing and other items , and could build
>by the architectural dimensions. The framing plans rarely have dimensions
>     Referencing the architectural plan instead of repeating the dimensions
>would save a huge amount of drafting time and reduce error potential. I am
>planing to start using this method and would like to know what others are
>     Thanks in advance
>     Tom Harris , SE
>     Thousand Oaks, CA