It never ceases to amaze me the number of designers that continue to do inaccurate and incomplete as-built drawings.
Imagine this: Your carpenters are working on a bathroom remodeling project. They’ve already started gutting it and framing the walls in preparation for the new layout.
Everything is going fine, and then you get the dreaded phone call. Your carpenter informs you that bathroom measures two feet smaller than the plan you gave them.
Your first reaction is total shock, along with words “Are you f***ing kidding me?!” You check the calendar to make sure it’s not April first. (It’s not.) So you drop everything to deal with the situation.
As you go over the plan and where you might have gone wrong, you quickly discover that in your haste to get to your next appointment, you didn’t get all of the dimensions you needed for the existing bathroom. You also forgot to take pictures.
In other words, when you did the plan, you assumed the bathroom was a typical size. So now what? Here’s what you have to do to make up for your mistake:
I’m not making this up, unfortunately — this happened to someone I know.
The moral of the story is simple: realize the importance of the as-built plan and take it seriously. If you have a lousy as-built, you’ll probably have a lousy experience on the rest of the project.
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