Shop Drawings: In Need of Respect

by Robert L. Boehmig, (F.ASCE), Soil Practitioner; Robert Boehmig Engineering, Atlanta, GA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1990, Vol. 60, Issue 3, Pg. 80-82

Document Type: Feature article


Engineer Robert L. Boehmig voices his concerns regarding the preparation of structural shop drawings. He gives his view of the shop drawing's role in construction projects, and the engineer's role in specifying the proper shop-drawing preparation process. The article tells of the negligence with which some contractors, engineers and suppliers treat the preparation of shop drawings, and pinpoints the responsibilities of each. Contractors are singled out particularly for failing to live up to their duties as stated in the contract documents. Boehmig also gives a list of guidelines to be followed in shop-drawing preparation, regarding both practices to be followed and those to avoid.

Subject Headings: Contractors and subcontractors | Legal affairs | Supply chain management

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