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I have been making them resubmit multiple times to get it right. But, it takes a lot more of my time to do this. The problem I would have with not reviewing them at all would be (for example) if they send the wrong size rebar and it never gets caught in the field, and then there is a collapse. Then you might be seen as not meeting what the standard practice is by reviewing rebar drawings. And therefore it is seen as you could have potentially prevented a collapse.

On 6/9/06, Adam Vakiener <avakiener(--nospam--at)> wrote:
List Members:

Our firm specializes in low rise steel framed buildings with reinforced
masonry infill walls.  The only reinforcing steel is therefore in the
foundations and the masonry walls.  We have noticed a marked decline in
the quality of the rebar placing plans we receive.  In several instances
the rebar placing plans simply state to send "X" number of stock length
bars that the contractor is to cut and fit in the field - this after
having us send the detailer electronic copies of our design drawings.
We are considering foregoing the review of rebar placing plans in the
future.  What have others experienced with rebar placing plans for
"simple" buildings and what is the opinion on not reviewing rebar
placing plans for such buildings?

Adam Vakiener, PE
Austell, GA

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