From: Charles Espenlaub <Cespenlaub(--nospam--at)martinaia.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 09:58:17 -0400
Obviously you had a "standard" that you accepted from your previous
outside CAD consultant. Why not stick with something similar.
Charles F. Espenlaub, III, P.E.
From: Ed Fasula [mailto:tibbits2(--nospam--at)metro.lakes.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 9:26 AM
Subject: Standards for Plan Detail
Our small firm has fairly recently moved our CAD work in-house. In the
past, we used a drafter who bid each job, and had a vested interest in
keeping costs low.
Now that we control the CAD, there seems to be a tendency among everyone
in the office to heap on more and more detail. In addition, the drafter
we hired is a perfectionist and likes to draw everything - even Simpson
hangers - to exacting detail.
The degree of detail and multitude of (duplicated) notes is expensive
and can become, in my view, counter-productive. I'm in the process of
developing some standards to define where to "draw the line". And I'm
looking for some references and/or guidelines to help us get it right
the first time.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Ed Fasula E.I.T.