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David and Matt,

Should I fire Rob and Eric?

-----Original Message-----
From: David Fisher [mailto:dfisher(--nospam--at)fpse.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 9:20 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Evaluate drafters' reliability


Simple:

Don't use drafters...have the ENGINEERS who are designing
And detailing the building do the drawings...!

That's what we do...


After spending six years at large A/E firms with draftsmen, I've found
That it is much less productive over time...errors are much more likely.

Here's how it goes:

-	SE marks up drawing
-	Cad tech picks up marks
-	SE reviews new plot and re-marks
-	Cad tech picks up marks...again
-	SE reviews new plot and re-marks
-	....


You get the idea.



No offense to the fine Cad techs who are out there...that's just been my
Experience...nothing more.




David L. Fisher SE PE
Senior Principal
Fisher+Partners

372 West Ontario
Chicago 60610

312.573.1701
312.573.1726 fax

312.622.0409 mobile

www.fpse.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Wontae Kim [mailto:Wontae.Kim(--nospam--at)unistresscorp.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 8:15 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org.
Subject: Evaluate drafters' reliability

Hi!

Is there any method how to evaluate drafting reliability?
How can I quantify drafters' reliability?
 Some errors are minor, while others are critical...
Is there any standardized method to evaluate drawings (and drafter)?


****Wontae Kim****
Unistress Corp.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(Tel)  413-629-2031
(Fax) 413-499-0824

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