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How, exactly, do you "minimize" your drafting time?

Regards,

Dave

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From: Paul Ransom [mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org] 
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2005 10:35 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Evaluate drafters' reliability

> From: "Jeff George" <jgeorge(--nospam--at)ptac.com>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Subject: RE: Evaluate drafters' reliability
> 
> By "non-engineering tasks", I meant things you do not need to be a
> structural engineer to do..... such as coordination, setting elevations,
> etc...
> 
> I asked about the percentage of time spent on engineering vs. drafting,
> because engineers make significantly more than draftsmen.   If, say, the
> "engineering" part is 34%, and the drafting/detailing/coordination part =
> is 66%, then it doesn't seem cost-effective to have engineers doing =
> everything.

I generally assume 3-5 drafting hours for each engineering hour. I
minimize my drafting time since it provides diminshing economic returns.

-- 
R. Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
Civil/Structural/Project/International
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
<mailto:ado26(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>

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