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Mark,

Good info -- my questions can apply to specs as well:  If the minimum
standards already dictated in the code for which a structure is to be
designed & constructed to are adequate (and that those minimums are what
we want), how much of those minimum standards (flame spread, etc.) do we
need to put in the specs or on the drawings?  I think the answer will
always be related to an individual level of comfort, based on experience
(and experiences), and perhaps that is best.  However, we always learn
from each other as well, in terms of what others have experienced, &
that changes our ideas of what needs to be put onto the plans or in the
specs, and that is also good.  There are plenty of "good answers".

Dave




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Gilligan [mailto:m_k_gilligan(--nospam--at)yahoo.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 7:40 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: More "plan check" stuff ...


The point was that while the code requires certain information be placed
in the construction documents it does not specify that it be placed on
the drawings.  You can comply and place the information in the
specifications if you desire.

Organize your documents to make them as clear and consistent as
possible.  Some information belongs on the drawings and some is more
natural in the specifications.  Just because somebody missed something
before does not mean that you will prevent the problem from occuring by
placing and highlighting the information on the drawings.  After a while
this can just result in a disorganized set of documents.

Look at the defination of specifications and drawings in AIA A201.  This
should help clarify where to put the information.

If yu place too much on the drawings then people may get lazy and not
look in the specifications thus causing problems when they miss
something.  Remember others can screw things up no matter what you do.
Also use care not to place on the drawings information that is also
covered in the specifications.

Mark Gilligan

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