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You can't put a number on it -- the finished product is either right or it's wrong.  Take a closer look at all of the posts that you've received.  Develop a solid set of office standards that outline exactly what you expect and how you want things to be presented.  If your drafters continually fail to meet those pre-established/pre-discussed and agreed upon standards, then you have a real problem.  You need to take the time (and patience) to train them and to evaluate their progress -- don't just send them off to some crappy seminar.  Take them to jobsites, go over a complete set of plans with them (continually), introduce them to your clients or colleagues -- teach them how to do their job without having to be held by the hand.  Teach them how to find the right answer.  Teach them how to read your calculations (and your handwriting).
Remember that patience and persistence will take you a long way in your efforts.
Dave K. Adams, S.E.
Lane Engineers, Inc.
Tulare, CA
E-mail:  davea(--nospam--at)
-----Original Message-----
From: Wontae Kim [mailto:kimwontae(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 6:08 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: How to quantify Drawings' reliability?

I didn't imagine my question would bring about big debate!

However, my question was very simple:

 how can I get 'a number' about drawings' quality (reliability) in order to evaluate 'objectively'?

These drawings could be drawn by SE, PE or high school student.

How could I say Drawing A is better than Drawing B because Drawing A has 77% reliability 

 compared with 99% reliability of Drawing B?

I need standard, method, or technique to quantify drawings' reliability!!!

(My question is not related with the politics, though I know it will be eventually.)




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