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Old 05-02-2018, 06:56 AM
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This General Note is on a set of drawings for a project my company is negotiating.

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I think we need the back-story......
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Sounds like an excuse to not pay you if you don’t follow the directions carefully when moving the fern


My architect usually just makes numerical miscalculations on dimensions so we can sit around saying WTF was he thinking.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
Sounds like an excuse to not pay you if you don’t follow the directions carefully when moving the fern
Possible, or, a way to see if the GC is paying attention to details and wants section 11 stricken in negotiations. Curious if this is the first time the OP firm has used this architect or if they have a long standing relation ship.
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Sounds like someone is checking to see who is reading all the detail ?
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I'm not shy.......I don't get it?
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Reminds me of the investors I had when I was building some apartments in Colorado. I had a strange feeling that no one was reading the monthly update reports I was writing every month. So, one month I included an update on the boat ramp (this property was being built into the side of a small mountain) and that it was almost finished. Not a single person called me about it so I just stopped sending monthly updates and STILL no one said a word. Just because you write it doesn't mean anyone is reading it....
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frond!!!!
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Sounds like the GC version of "No brown M&Ms"
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/brown-out/
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I used to put misspelled words, on purpose, into technical things I was writing. Reviewers would see that word, come give me heat for it, and I would fix it. They would see that I fixed it and then ignore the sneaky stuff in the next paragraph. They'd sign off on it and I was golden!! Worked like a charm. Mostly.
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I would love to see someone try to paint the bush to look like a fern.
Even the Swedes that wrote our program have a sense of humor. I just popped the man and woman in on the roof dunnage I am working on. There used to be a boy with the beanie cap and propeller also. They had the middle finger too, but that disappeared about a decade ago, probably because it showed up on too many shop drawings.
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I had an architect draw a bottle of beer in the details, he had a clever note that I don't remember something like " 24 required, GC to furnish and deliver to jobsite on Fridays at 4PM"
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
I think we need the back-story......
I can say it's a Verizon project...................
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I'm adding $10,000 to my bid.
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If you refer to the architectural drawings as "the funny papers", and the architect laughs, he has a sense of humor.
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
I used to put misspelled words, on purpose, into technical things I was writing. Reviewers would see that word, come give me heat for it, and I would fix it. They would see that I fixed it and then ignore the sneaky stuff in the next paragraph. They'd sign off on it and I was golden!! Worked like a charm. Mostly.
A variation on the old "Jewish attorney" trick.
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Sounds like someone is checking to see who is reading all the detail ?
Yup. That's my kind of guy... I've done the same thing in an important email to a lawyer. No mention of it in meeting, no retainer.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
I can say it's a Verizon project...................
I would have guessed a government project
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A friend of mine that is an architect used to sometimes place "beat to fit, paint to match" at various places.
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
I used to put misspelled words, on purpose, into technical things I was writing. Reviewers would see that word, come give me heat for it, and I would fix it. They would see that I fixed it and then ignore the sneaky stuff in the next paragraph. They'd sign off on it and I was golden!! Worked like a charm. Mostly.
i was taught to leave the north arrow off to give them something easy to redline.

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