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If you've ever seen the movie Spaceballs, there's a scene when they're walking through the desert and Barf and Lonestar open up Princess Vespa's huge trunk they're lugging through the sand dunes.... inside, they find a huge hair blow dryer and an argument ensues where the spoiled princess demands them to do whatever she says and then Lonestar says to her loudly:

"WELCOME TO REAL LIFE"

Then Barf and Lonestar dump the hairdryer, but continue to lug the huge trunk around even though it's empty....

Dealing with plan checking is the same often. Every single plan check in the past 10 years has has at least one comment that was already on the drawings somewhere. I don't sweat that, it's when you get into 10-15 comments that are already on the drawings, where it gets frustrating...

Remember though, a shitty plan check is better than no plan check. Even the shitty ones can point out that you made a typo when spelling "Cantilever".

-gm

On 8/30/06, erik gibbs <erik.gibbs(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:
So I have been getting back jobs from plan checkers and a lot of the problems that they point out are not problems and they are actually on the plans or SGN's. It seems like they don't ever read the plans because their corrections are either stated in the SGN's or typical details. Does anyone else have this problem and if so is there anything that can be done about their laziness to actually do their job and not just assume?
 
Erik G



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-gm