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I was upset because someone said shame on me!  I think that was not very nice of them! 
As I said in my previous thread, I tried to do my calculations almost 100% but architects or designers / drafters are so in a hurry to submit without even completing the drawings.  So if  only the plan checkers do their job and not rubber stamp the drawings then it will give the engineer some time to do corrections when the drawings will come back from corrections. If he can catch just 1% to 5% of the mistakes then that's good enough. This will buy the engineer some time to correct the plans. 
In a message dated 12/08/05 8:43:57 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, pfeather(--nospam--at) writes:
So let me see if I understand this, you are upset because you submitted incomplete drawings and they were approved?
Why not simply submit 100% "For Construction" drawings to the owner and contractor?  They can go back through the building department as a revision record, big deal.  This was my point, it is the EOR who is responsible for the project, not the reviewer.
As too submitting 90%, yes it is done all the time.  Most of the time it is impossible to get proper coordination drawings from all the other consultants without the deadline.  The difference is whether you use the time during plan check to actually coordinate everything or do you leave it at 90% and expect that answering plan check will get you the other 10%?.