The end is in sight. The 100,000 square foot mall became a much bigger project when the client requested floor plans in addition to the 30 plus elevations, reflected ceiling plan and sections we were contracted for. With a brutal timeline promised it has forced us to be measuring and drawing in all weather conditions (actually mostly down pouring rain} and working all hours.
All big jobs seem to be like this for me – 7 day weeks 12-15 hour days but now two days before final release of as-builts and just an audit and a mountain of expected redlines to get through its starting to look very impressive. Twenty two sheets of detailed as-builts take some putting together and the coordination of drawings between the team has been a rewarding challenge.
As always at Fog City As-builts the paint is not even dried on the last project when part of my mind is turning to the next one. We have already had a guy out near Mount Shasta at a big ranch property near the town of Weed. Chris put together some base as-builts for me so that we can minimize the amount of time needed for me on site. Nathan and I plan to head down this coming Sunday to draw the elevations and add all the other details to this 7000 sqft ranch. It’s always been a fun part of the job doing the road trip as-built. Especially in the old days when my wife and I tackled the travel jobs together. Jobs in Wyoming, Boulder, Vail and New York all had a holiday vibe despite the back breaking non-stop hours. Now travel jobs have a different vibe. As a dad of a two year old – travel jobs actually are easier than staying home, especially now with my wife recovering from knee surgery (haha). With 2 guitars and no chores to do life is simplified into a non-stop no distractions as-built fest.