From: "Brian K. Smith" <smitheng(--nospam--at)dos.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 17:20:47 -0600
Well, I have stuck to my guns for the past two weeks. This is a client that
I have had since 1994. In addition, I personally took the contractor to the
client, introduced them, and he walked out with a contract. That was of
course two projects ago, and he seems to have forgotten how he got where he
is. I just found out today that the client will no longer be needing my
assistance from now on. I guess that is a polite way of saying you are
fired, after this job of course.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: npitera(--nospam--at)mmm.com [mailto:npitera(--nospam--at)mmm.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 3:18 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: UBC
> Brian, this is a classic case of field hand waving by the
> contractor, pitting
> the owner against the engineer.
> I believe the UBC calls for special inspection for structural
> steel. Without
> approved shop drawings how complete of
> an inspection can anyone perform?
> I commend you for sticking to your guns on this issue. Shop
> drawings are an
> essential part of the design/construction process.
> Without proper shop drawings, the quality of fabrication and connection
> detailing is a luck of the draw.