30 Mar '12, 10pm

Construction cock-ups that beggar belief, from "[Worst] Building contractor of the year awards"

Construction cock-ups that beggar belief, from "[Worst] Building contractor of the year awards"

Back when I was in school I had a co-op job with an architecture company in the electrical department. They told me that the building contractors would look for mistakes in the plans when bidding the job. They knew that they could get paid to first build it wrong per the plans, then charge through the nose to remove the mistake, then charge again to build it the right way. That way they could under bid the job knowing they can make it up later. Some of these look like obvious examples of this process. Mistakes can happen easily because the different plans for the projects (concrete, structural, plumbing, electrical, etc.) are done by different departments in the architectural firm. Back then it was done with hand drawn plans, hopefully now they have better CAD programs.

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