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Best Practices to Improve Structural Construction Documents

Carol Post, PE, SE, Thornton Tomasetti; Cathleen Jacinto, PE, SE, FORSE Consulting and SE University
June 8, 2016
Session Details

Structural Engineers would love to have construction documents that are 100% complete, but that can be an ivory tower wish. There are often many unknowns outside of the Structural Engineer’s control that are not finalized in time to coordinate into the structural designs – such as elevators, MEP “stuff”, exterior wall, and all the other latecomers. This SE University session discussed ways to improve the bid and construction drawings, including the use of Coordination Checklists found in the SEU Resource Center. The presenters also encouraged honest conversations prior to issuance of construction documents, thus leading to managed expectations rather than change orders. While the session focused on steel bid and construction drawings, many of these best practices could be applied to structures of any material.

Session Length: 1.5 Hrs

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